Seneca the Younger | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of Seneca the Younger.
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SOURCE: "Seneca and the Agamemnon: Some Thoughts on Tragic Doom," in Classical Philology, Vol. LVIII, No. 1, January, 1963, pp. 1-10.

Henry and Walker examine the "emotional and imaginative content of the philosophical concepts and abstractions " that Seneca treats in his plays, focusing particularly on Agamemnon.

In 1927 T.S. Eliot wrote two essays on Seneca the dramatist, Seneca in Elizabethan Translation and Shakespeare and the Stoicism of Seneca. In the first of these essays Mr. Eliot's main purpose was to discuss the Tenne Tragedies and their influence on Elizabethan drama; but he does also provide as assessment of the Latin tragedies themselves. The second essay is more limited in scope and in mainly concerned with the attitudes adopted by tragic heroes on the point of death; but like the previous essay it contains much that is illuminating on the whole subject of Senecan drama. It is surprising that the two...

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