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Seneca's tragedy Agamemnon is a brilliantly rhetorical piece, written for the study rather than the stage. In this edition Professor Tarrant provides a much needed critical text. In his introduction he discusses the sources, dating, structure and mode of production of Agamemnon and Senecan drama in general, and includes a detailed survey of the manuscript tradition. His co ...more
Hardcover, 417 pages
Published June 24th 1977 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 13th 1977)
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Jul 14, 2015 Fernando Ferreira rated it it was amazing
Rápido, nervoso, intenso. São essas as características que Sêneca consegue imprimir com o seu estilo próprio à conhecida tragédia de Agamêmnon - o rei de Argos que, vencedor da guerra de Tróia, é traiçoeiramente assassinado em seu retorno por sua mulher, Clitemnestra, em conluio com seu amante, Egisto.

Bem se vê a razão de Sêneca ser uma das principais influências - talvez a maior - do Barroco: os agudos contrastes de emoções, da fraqueza mais humilde à fúria mais insana; as paixões indômitas que
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Toon Pepermans
the ending is way too rushed
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known simply as Seneca) (ca. 4 BC – 65 AD) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. While he was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors, he may ...more
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