Download e-book for kindle: Annaeana Tragica: Notes On the Text of Seneca's Tragedies by John Fitch

By John Fitch

ISBN-10: 9004140034

ISBN-13: 9789004140035

This quantity is a spouse to the author's new Loeb version of Seneca's tragedies (vol. 1, 2002; vol. 2, 2004). It deals purposes for his editorial offerings, and explains his interpretations of the textual content as mirrored in his translation. Hercules Oetanus and Octavia, now ordinarily considered as imitations of Senecan drama, are either incorporated. the quantity is meant to be learn along Otto Zwierlein's Kritische Kommentar, released in 1986. within the intervening years there was a lot new paintings concerning Seneca's textual content, together with full-scale variants with observation on person performs, corresponding to Keulen's Troades, T?chterle's Oedipus and Ferri's Octavia. Annaeana Tragica seeks to complement and increase Zwierlein's paintings within the gentle of this new fabric. An appendix stories the scholarly controversy in regards to the anapaestic odes of those performs, and provides clean facts suitable to the difficulty.

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29, Mart. 12, cf. marcor at Sen. 4; the vegetation here would be that for which verdant Tempe was famous. Zw. 1988 336f. objects that marceo normally bespeaks a gradual withering, but of course the presence of violent supernatural evil (here the Giants) makes the natural world behave abnormally, as in response to Medea’s magic at Med 754–69 or the presence of Tantalus’ ghost at Thy 107–19, where the trees drop their fruit and the snows disappear suddenly, not gradually. g. Manil. 762 Macetum tellus, Luc.

Chooses umquam because it is the more common word in this kind of general question; but this very fact raises the possibility of normalisation (cf. above on 1012), a frequent phenomenon in A. Herc 1270 On the choice between E’s violatum and A’s violatae see KK p. 303 (ad Thy 346). Herc 1293f. Like Gronovius, Bill. takes the phrase onus omne media parte quae mundi sedet/dirimitque superos to mean the earth, but this interpretation is improbable for several reasons. First, since Hercules is standing on the earth he could scarcely pull the weight of the earth down on himself.

Marceo is used of the withering of vegetation at Stat. Theb. 98, Silv. 29, Mart. 12, cf. marcor at Sen. 4; the vegetation here would be that for which verdant Tempe was famous. Zw. 1988 336f. objects that marceo normally bespeaks a gradual withering, but of course the presence of violent supernatural evil (here the Giants) makes the natural world behave abnormally, as in response to Medea’s magic at Med 754–69 or the presence of Tantalus’ ghost at Thy 107–19, where the trees drop their fruit and the snows disappear suddenly, not gradually.

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