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Trojan Women

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  103 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
This free and eloquent translation skillfully reproduces the imagery, power, and frequent irony and sarcasm of Seneca's language.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 23rd 1986 by Cornell University Press (first published 54)
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Alp Turgut
Truva Savaşı'ndan sonra kocası Hector'u kaybeden Andromacha ile Hector'un annesi Priam'ın karısı Hecuba'nın trajedisine odaklanan "Troades / The Trojan Women / Troialı Kadınlar"da Andromacha oğlu Astyanax'ın, Hecuba ise kızı Polyxena'ın kurban edilmesi anlatılıyor. En az Sophocles'in trajedileri kadar etkili olmayı beceren eserde Seneca, Euripides'in trajedelerinin izinden gitmeyi de başarıyor. Antik Roma'nın başarılı oyunlarından biri olduğuna kuşku yok.

16.07.2015
İstanbul, Türkiye

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AGamarra
Feb 29, 2016 AGamarra rated it really liked it
"Las troyanas" de Séneca es una tragedia que aborda igual que la pieza homónima de Eurípides el destino de las cautivas troyanas una vez que los griegos arrasan Troya. La versión de Séneca es a mi gusto mucho más lírica, tiene frases mejor logradas y hace participar a gran número de personajes sin que la obra pierda su ritmo.
Así se observa el destino de Astianacte, hijo de Héctor y Andrómaca, los lamentos de ésta, el destino de Políxena, pedida por Pirro a Agamenón para contentar a su padre y fi
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Catherine Gleghorn
Mar 05, 2016 Catherine Gleghorn rated it it was amazing
I confess that I approached Seneca's Trojan Women with some prejudice. I am aware of the criticism of Seneca's works that began merely a generation after his death. I also adore Euripides' Trojan Women and couldn't imagine Seneca's poem matching Euripides' in any way.

I was utterly wrong. Seneca's Trojan Women is powerful and moving. The time that Seneca lived in comes through very vividly. I can practically hear the roar of the crowd at the amphitheatre on Talthybius' gruesome description of the
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Beyza Taşdelen
Feb 02, 2016 Beyza Taşdelen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seneca gibi bir ustanın kaleminden, hem de latince - türkçe çevirisiyle birlikte Troia Savaşı'nın etkilerini okumak paha biçilemez bir deneyim.
John
Mar 03, 2009 John rated it it was amazing
Thing go from bad to worse for the ladies of Troy.
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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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