By Eric Dodson Robinson
In Brill's better half to the Reception of Senecan Tragedy, Eric Dodson-Robinson contains essays via experts operating throughout disciplines and nationwide literatures right into a sophisticated narrative tracing the various scholarly, literary and theatrical receptions of Seneca's tragedies. The tragedies, influential through the Roman international way past Seneca's time, plunge into obscurity in past due Antiquity and approximately disappear throughout the heart a long time. Profound outcomes keep on with from the rediscovery of a dusty manuscript containing 9 performs attributed to Seneca: it really is seminal to either the renaissance of tragedy and the beginning of Humanism. Canonical Western writers from Antiquity to the current have revisited, reworked, and eviscerated Senecan precedents to strengthen, in Dodson-Robinson's phrases, "competing tragic visions of organisation and the human position within the universe."
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9 Megas 1967, 159. Seneca Tragicus and Stoicism 37 poets, suits philosophers, informs astrologers and that which teaches everyone who is involved in every type of science and art. 10 These medieval commentators do not, however, point out the specifically Stoic aspects of Seneca’s plays. 12 For centuries the spurious correspondence with St. Paul that circulated under Seneca’s name helped to bolster Seneca’s reputation. 13 Over a century and a half later, in early modern England, we can see the rise of a new critical attitude.
Quaest. 2). For Aeneas and his men, this line was not a consolation, but rather a call to arms; Seneca changes the valence of the quote to make it indicative of the mindset of the Stoic sage (whose ratio dismisses all fears), or of those who can gain solace by reckoning “everything is to be feared, if you want to fear nothing” (si vultis nihil timere, cogitate omnia esse metuenda, Nat. quaest. 19 It should come as no surprise that this line is on Seneca’s mind when writing the Troades, about the survivors of Troy’s fall.