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
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 Age of Nero :

Art

Author - Shadi Bartsch
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 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 Native American Literature :

Literary Criticism

Author - Joy Porter
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 343
ISBN - 9780521822831


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Detail - Collects information on literature by Native Americans from the 1770s to the present day.

The Cambridge Companion to Elizabeth Bishop :

Literary Criticism

Author - Angus Cleghorn
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 248
ISBN - 1107029406


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Detail - This Companion engages with key debates surrounding the interpretation and reception of Elizabeth Bishop's published and unpublished writing in relation to questions of biography, the natural world, and politics. Chapters from an international team of scholars explore the full range of Bishop's artistic achievements and the extent to which posthumous publications have contributed to her enduring popularity.

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 Roman Comedy :

Drama

Author - Martin T. Dinter
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 446
ISBN - 1107002109


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Detail - Provides a comprehensive critical engagement with Roman comedy and its reception presented by leading international scholars in accessible and up-to-date chapters.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre :

Drama

Author - Marianne McDonald
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 233
ISBN - 1139827251


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Detail - This series of essays by prominent academics and practitioners investigates in detail the history of performance in the classical Greek and Roman world. Beginning with the earliest examples of 'dramatic' presentation in the epic cycles and reaching through to the latter days of the Roman Empire and beyond, this 2007 Companion covers many aspects of these broad presentational societies. Dramatic performances that are text-based form only one part of cultures where presentation is a major element of all social and political life. Individual chapters range across a two thousand year timescale, and include specific chapters on acting traditions, masks, properties, playing places, festivals, religion and drama, comedy and society, and commodity, concluding with the dramatic legacy of myth and the modern media. The book addresses the needs of students of drama and classics, as well as anyone with an interest in the theatre's history and practice.

The Cambridge Companion to Tacitus :

History

Author - A. J. Woodman
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 233
ISBN - 1139828207


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Detail - Tacitus is universally recognised as ancient Rome's greatest writer of history, and his account of the Roman Empire in the first century AD has been fundamental in shaping the modern perception of Rome and its emperors. This Companion provides a new, up-to-date and authoritative assessment of his work and influence which will be invaluable for students and non-specialists as well as of interest to established scholars in the field. First situating Tacitus within the tradition of Roman historical writing and his own contemporary society, it goes on to analyse each of his individual works and then discuss key topics such as his distinctive authorial voice and his views of history and freedom. It ends by tracing Tacitus' reception, beginning with the transition from manuscript to printed editions, describing his influence on political thought in early modern Europe, and concluding with his significance in the twentieth century.

The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism :

Literary Collections

Author - Jill Kraye
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 320
ISBN - 9780521436243


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Detail - Fourteen original essays providing a comprehensive introduction to Renaissance humanism.

The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics :

Philosophy

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


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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy :

Drama

Author - Claire McEachern
Publisher - Cambridge University Press
Pages - 302
ISBN - 110701977X


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Detail - This revised and updated Companion acquaints the student reader with the forms, contexts, critical and theatrical lives of the ten plays considered to be Shakespeare's tragedies. Thirteen essays, written by leading scholars in Britain and North America, address the ways in which Shakespearean tragedy originated, developed and diversified, as well as how it has fared on stage, as text and in criticism. Topics covered include the literary precursors of Shakespeare's tragedies, cultural backgrounds, sub-genres and receptions of the plays. The book examines the four major tragedies and, in addition, Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus and Timon of Athens. Essays from the first edition have been fully revised to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship; the bibliography has been extensively updated; and four new chapters have been added, discussing Shakespearean form, Shakespeare and philosophy, Shakespeare's tragedies in performance, and Shakespeare and religion.

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