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by Seneca,Emily Wilson

  • ISBN: 0192807064
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Seneca,Emily Wilson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (February 28, 2010)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1217 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
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Read instantly in your browser. by Seneca (Author), Emily Wilson (Translator). ISBN-13: 978-0192807069. Wilson has discovered a proper idiom for Seneca's tragedies, one that not only is suitable for the grandeur of his rhetorical catalogues, but can also deliver his sententiae with the cunning and thrust they deserve. Emily Wilson is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Pennsylvania. Series: Oxford World's Classics.

Emily Wilson is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Wilson has discovered a proper idiom for Seneca's tragedies, one that not only is suitable for the grandeur of his rhetorical catalogues, but can also deliver his sententiae with the cunning and thrust they deserve.

Emily Rose Caroline Wilson (born 1971) is a British classicist and Professor of Classics at the University of Pennsylvania

Emily Rose Caroline Wilson (born 1971) is a British classicist and Professor of Classics at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of five books and in 2017 became one of the first women to publish a translation of Homer's Odyssey into English. Wilson "comes from a long line of academics", including both her parents, A. N. Wilson and Katherine Duncan-Jones, her uncle, and her maternal grandparents, including Elsie Duncan-Jones. Her sister is the food writer Bee Wilson.

Seneca, Emily Wilson. Phaedra Oedipus Medea Trojan Women Hercules Furens Thyestes Seneca's plays are the product of a sensational, frightening, and oppressive period of history. Tutor to the emperor Nero, Seneca lived through uncertain and violent times, and his dramas depict the extremes of human behaviour. Rape, suicide, child-killing, incestuous love, madness and mutilation afflict the characters, who are obsessed and destroyed by their feelings. Passion is constantly set against reason, and passion wins out.

Oxford World's Classics. Seneca, Emily Wilson Six Tragedies. Here is a lively, readable, and accurate verse translation of the six best plays by one of the most influential of all classical Latin writers-the only tragic playwright from ancient Rome whose work survives. Tutor to the emperor Nero, Seneca lived through uncertain, oppressive, and violent times, and his dramas depict the extremes of human behavior. Rape, suicide, child-murder, incestuous love, madness, and mutilation afflict the characters, who are obsessed and destroyed by their feelings.

Emily Wilson (e. Publisher: Oxford University Press; Oxford World's Classics. Published in print: 2010. Oxford World's Classics: Seneca: Dialogues and Essays. Eds John Davie and Tobias Reinhardt (2008). Oxford World's Classics: Seneca: Selected Letters. Ed. Elaine Fantham (2010).

Seneca Translated by Emily Wilson. Oxford World's Classics. Seneca forces us to think about the difference between compromise and hypocrisy, about what happens when emotions overwhelm judgement, and about how, if at all, a person can be good, calm, or happy in a corrupt society and under constant threat of death.

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Here is a lively, readable, and accurate verse translation of the six best plays by one of the most influential of all classical Latin writers--the only tragic playwright from ancient Rome whose work survives. Tutor to the emperor Nero, Seneca lived through uncertain, oppressive, and violent times, and his dramas depict the extremes of human behavior. Rape, suicide, child-murder, incestuous love, madness, and mutilation afflict the characters, who are obsessed and destroyed by their feelings. Seneca forces us to think about the difference between compromise and hypocrisy, about what happens when emotions overwhelm judgment, and about how a person can be good, calm, or happy in a corrupt society and under constant threat of death. In addition to her superb translation, Emily Wilson provides an invaluable introduction which offers a succinct account of Seneca's life and times, his philosophical beliefs, the literary form of the plays, and their immense influence on European literature. The book also includes an up-to-date bibliography and explanatory notes which identify mythological allusions.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Comments

Mikarr Mikarr
I had to read this book for my class which focuses on literature for Augustus to Nero.
I have the kindle version. The starring in the e-book is really nice in elaborating on references which mention gods, events, et cetera that as an average contemporary reader we don't know about, but any Roman citizen reading this would have known. Yet I still think there were a lot more points that the book could have pointed out because really unless you have a very extensive knowledge of both Greek and Roman mythology it's easy to miss many enriching references in the tragedies. That is my main scruple with the book. As someone who does know Latin, for the syntax, I think it followed really well what you would expect from reading this in the original language which I really enjoyed. Latin prides itself on this paradoxical and ambiguous syntax that this translation did well capturing.

Now for the actual content of the book:
I love Seneca, most of the time. The plays Medea, Phaedra, Oedipus, and Thyestes do not disappoint. They are scattered with those stoic principles Seneca is so famous for. They have the fast pasted, passionate plots that you want in a tragedy. That being said Hercules Furens and Trojan Women, not so much. Both of these lack that spark of passion which makes all these other plays so interesting. They also seem to really not be focused on actual action but just retelling of former events.
BE WARNED: These plays contain very graphic and violent depictions of murders of children, incest, and so forth just so you know. It is speculated that Seneca wrote these during the Neronian period so this graphic violence is directly correlated to a pessimism he suffered from living in such a period working under an emperor like Nero, but who knows
Nidor Nidor
I'm very pleased with Seneca "Six tragedies", Emily Wilson's translation..
Road.to sliver Road.to sliver
Very dark, but that's the nature of Seneca.
Wat!? Wat!?
Ms Wilson gives valuable information on Seneca's life and times, which helps explain the content and tone of the tragedies. She also tracks how he influenced Elizabethan drama, from Kyd to Webster.
Vetitc Vetitc
Son loves this. Beautiful !!!
Windforge Windforge
It is an accurate translation.
Nilarius Nilarius
I love Greek Tragediess but haven't read them in years. I have to admit the reason I decided to reread them at this time was because of Jeopardy questions and because I was rereading the Odyssey. Will let you know how they read when you are are older
What can I say I like the classics and it was a required college book. If you enjoy the classics give it a whirl.