Phaedra (Masters of Latin Literature) (Paperback)

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By Seneca, Frederick Ahl (Translator)
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Ahl's translations of three Senecan tragedies will gratify and challenge readers and performers. With stage performance specifically in mind, Ah1 renders Seneca's dramatic force in a modern idiom and style that move easily between formality and colloquialism as the text demands, and he strives to reproduce the richness of the original Latin, to retain the poetic form, images, wordplays, enigmas, paradoxes, and dark humor of Seneca's tragedies.

Here is a moving and accomplished translation of this complex play dealing the the violent passions stirred by innocence and beauty and the terrible power of ideology, hatred, and misunderstanding.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780801494338
ISBN-10: 0801494338
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: November 15th, 1986
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Masters of Latin Literature