By Seneca, Lucius Annaeus; Wilson, Emily R.; Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Seneca's performs are the made from a sensational, scary, and oppressive interval of background. show to the emperor Nero, Seneca lived via doubtful and violent occasions, and his dramas depict the extremes of human behaviour. Rape, suicide, child-killing, incestuous love, insanity and mutilation afflict the characters, who're obsessed and destroyed by means of their emotions. ardour is consistently set opposed to cause, and ardour wins out. Seneca forces us to consider the adaptation among compromise and hypocrisy, approximately what occurs while feelings crush judgement, and approximately how, if in any respect, anyone will be reliable, calm, or chuffed in a corrupt society and below consistent chance of loss of life. Seneca used to be probably the most prolific, flexible, and influential of all classical Latin writers, and the one tragic playwright from historic Rome whose paintings survives.--From publisher. Read more...
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610 A lowlier name would suit my feelings better; Hippolytus call me ‘sister’, or ‘hand-maiden’— yes, call me your slave, I will serve you in every way. I would not be ashamed, if you bid me go through snow-drifts, to scale the frozen ridges of Mount Pindus. And if you bade me walk through ﬁre and enemy ranks in war I would bare my breast to meet the naked swords. Take up the sceptre entrusted to you, accept me as your servant: it is right for you to give orders, and me to obey. 20 phaedra It is not women’s job to govern cities.
If you chose to ride on the back of a horn-hoofed horse, 810 even Spartan Cyllarus,* your hands would guide the reins more skilfully than Castor. Should you stretch the sling out in the tips of your ﬁngers, and ﬁre the dart with all your strength, the Cretans, masters of the javelin, could not shoot the slim spear so far. Or if you wish to scatter arrows to the sky as the Parthians do, not one will come to earth without a bird: plunged in the still-warm belly, your shots will bring back plunder from the middle of the clouds.
No one has ever come back to touch the upper world, after once being drowned in the dark, 220 after going to the house which is quiet with eternal night. * Let him shut up his kingdom, let the Stygian* dog watch at the terrible gates; Theseus alone can ﬁnd forbidden paths. phaedra Perhaps even he will be lenient towards my love. nurse He was unforgiving even to his chaste former wife:* Barbarian Antiope has felt his savage hand. But imagine that your angry husband can be swayed; who will persuade the inﬂexible heart of this boy of yours?