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Seneca: Thyestes (Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy)

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Peter J. Davis is associate professor and Head of Classics in the School of History and Classics at the University of Tasmania. He has published on a variety of Latin authors, including Calpurnius Siculus, Horace, Ovid, Seneca, Statius and Virgil. He is the author of Shifting Song: the Chorus in Seneca’s Tragedies (1993).
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  • Series: Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Bristol Classical Press (December 19, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715632221
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715632222
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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This is an excellent presentation of the historical context, thematic content, and theatrical structure of Thyestes. Davis is careful to cover contentious topics with measured hesitation. One never receives the impression that Senecan studies are a settled affair, which they are not. I look forward to reading the Duckword Companion to the Phaedra, which I hope will contain the same sort of analysis. If I have one complaint, it is the extensive consideration of Senecan themes in later European drama, though I see this is meant for the dramaturge, not the classicist.
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