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Plant of a strange vine : "oratio corrupta" and the poetics of Senecan tragedy / Robert John Sklenář.

Author/creator Sklenář, R. (Robert), 1963-
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoBerlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2017]
Description98 pages ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Series Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, 1616-0452 ; Band 363
Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, 1616-0452 ; Band 363.
Contents Letter 114 and the Poetics of Decadence -- A Senecan Reading of Seneca's Oedipus, Part I : Language and the diseased Animus; the discourse of Oedipus -- A Senecan Reading of Seneca's Oedipus, Part II : Language and the diseased cosmos -- Seneca and Neronian Aesthetics.
Summary Using the 'Oedipus' as a test case, this book proposes that Seneca's tragedies exemplify Seneca's own theory of literary decadence as expressed in his 114th letter to Lucilius. Seneca is thus revealed to be both theorist and practitioner of what has conventionally been regarded as "Neronian decadence".
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 97-98) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2017478380
ISBN9783110517729 (hardcover : acid-free paper)

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