The Cambridge Companion to Seneca

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Author : Shadi Bartsch ,Alessandro Schiesaro
Publisher : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Isbn 10 :1107694213
Isbn 13 :9781107694217

Detail :The Roman political leader, thinker and author Lucius Annaeus Seneca dramatically influenced the progression of Western thought. His works have had AN incomparable impact on the event of moral theory, shaping a code of behavior for managing tyranny in his own age that endures nowadays. This Companion totally examines the whole philosopher corpus, with special stress on the aspects of his writings that have challenged interpretation. The authors place Seneca within the context of the traditional world and trace his spectacular inheritance in literature, art, religion, and politics from Neronian Rome to the first trendy amount. Through vital discussion of the recent proliferation of philosopher studies, this volume compellingly illustrates however the perception of Seneca and his specific sort of Stoicism has evolved over time. It provides a comprehensive summary that may profit students and students in classics, literary study, history, philosophy and ideology, further as general readers.

The Cambridge Companion to Seneca :

Drama

Author - Shadi Bartsch, Alessandro Schiesaro
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 378
ISBN - 1107035058


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Detail - This Companion examines the complete works of Seneca in context and establishes the importance of his legacy in Western thought.

The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics :

Philosophy

Author - Brad Inwood
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 438
ISBN - 9780521779852


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Detail - This unique volume offers an odyssey through the ideas of the Stoics in three particular ways: first, through the historical trajectory of the school itself and its influence; second, through the recovery of the history of Stoic thought; third, through the ongoing confrontation with Stoicism, showing how it refines philosophical traditions, challenges the imagination, and ultimately defines the kind of life one chooses to lead. A distinguished roster of specialists have written an authoritative guide to the entire philosophical tradition. The first two chapters chart the history of the school in the ancient world, and are followed by chapters on the core themes of the Stoic system: epistemology, logic, natural philosophy, theology, determinism, and metaphysics. There are two chapters on what might be thought of as the heart and soul of the Stoics system: ethics.

The Cambridge Companion to Cicero :

History

Author - C. E. W. Steel
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 422
ISBN - 0521509939


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Detail - A comprehensive and authoritative account of one of the greatest and most prolific writers of classical antiquity.

The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Nero :

Art

Author - Shadi Bartsch, Kirk Freudenburg, Cedric Littlewood
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 428
ISBN - 1107052203


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Detail - A lively and accessible guide to the rich literary, philosophical and artistic achievements of the notorious age of Nero.

The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire :

History

Author - Kirk Freudenburg
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 352
ISBN - 9780521803595


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Detail - Satire as a distinct genre of writing was first developed by the Romans in the second century BCE. Regarded by them as uniquely 'their own', satire held a special place in the Roman imagination as the one genre that could address the problems of city life from the perspective of a 'real Roman'. In this Cambridge Companion an international team of scholars provides a stimulating introduction to Roman satire's core practitioners and practices, placing them within the contexts of Greco-Roman literary and political history. Besides addressing basic questions of authors, content, and form, the volume looks to the question of what satire 'does' within the world of Greco-Roman social exchanges, and goes on to treat the genre's further development, reception, and translation in Elizabethan England and beyond. Included are studies of the prosimetric, 'Menippean' satires that would become the models of Rabelais, Erasmus, More, and (narrative satire's crowning jewel) Swift.

The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Tragedy :

Drama

Author - Emma Smith, Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr.
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 274
ISBN - 0521519373


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Detail - Featuring essays by major international scholars, this Companion combines analysis of themes crucial to Renaissance tragedy with the interpretation of canonical and frequently taught texts. Part I introduces key topics, such as religion, revenge, and the family, and discusses modern performance traditions on stage and screen. Bridging this section with Part II is a chapter which engages with Shakespeare. It tackles Shakespeare's generic distinctiveness and how our familiarity with Shakespearean tragedy affects our appreciation of the tragedies of his contemporaries. Individual essays in Part II introduce and contribute to important critical conversations about specific tragedies. Topics include The Revenger's Tragedy and the theatrics of original sin, Arden of Faversham and the preternatural, and The Duchess of Malfi and the erotics of literary form. Providing fresh readings of key texts, the Companion is an essential guide for all students of Renaissance tragedy.

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