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Senecan Drama and Stoic Cosmology


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Senecan Drama and Stoic Cosmology - Rosenmeyer, Thomas G
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Nero's tutor and advisor, wrote philosophical essays, some of them in the form of letters, and dramas on Greek mythological topics, which since the early Renaissance have exercised a powerful influence on the European theater. Because in his essays Seneca, in his own eclectic way, subscribes to the philosophy of the Stoic school, scholars and critics have long been asking the question whether the plays, also, could be regarded as transmitters of Stoic thought. Various answers, ranging from a ...

Senecan Drama and Stoic Cosmology 1989, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520064454