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By George W. M. Harrison

ISBN-10: 9004231595

ISBN-13: 9789004231597

ISBN-10: 9004284788

ISBN-13: 9789004284784

Until eventually the Renaissance the centrality of Roman tragedy in Western society and tradition used to be unchallenged. reports on Roman Republican tragedy and on Imperial Roman tragedy by way of the participants were directing the gaze of scholarship again to Roman tragedy. This quantity has ambitions: first, to illustrate that Republican tragedy had a much more imperative position in shaping Imperial tragedy than is at present suggestion, and particularly almost certainly extra very important than Classical Greek tragedy. moment, the impression of different Roman literary genres on Roman tragedy is bigger than has previously been credited. stories on von Kleist and Shelley, Eliot and Claus aid reconstruct the traditional Roman level through exhibiting how moderns had concept to alter it for modern aesthetics.

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Non erat illud quidem verum; non enim ingrati, sed miseri, quibus reddere salutem a quo acceperant non liceret, nec unus in quemquam umquam gratior quam in me universi; sed tamen illud scripsit disertissimus poeta pro me, egit fortissimus actor, non solum optimus, de me, cum omnes ordines demons­traret, senatum, equites Romanos, universum populum Romanum accusaret: “exulare sinitis, sistis pelli, pulsum patimini” [Accius, Trag. ] quae tum significatio fuerit omnium, quae declaratio voluntatis ab universo populo Romano in causa hominis non popularis, equidem audiebam, existimare facilius possunt qui adfuerunt.

Caerulea taurus colla sublimis gerens erexit altam fronte viridanti iubam; stant hispidae aures, orbibus varius color, et quem feri dominator habuisset gregis et quem sub undis natus: hinc flammam vomunt oculi, hinc relucent caerula insignes nota; opima cervix arduos tollit toros naresque hiulcis haustibus patulae fremunt; musco tenaci pectus ac palear viret, longum rubenti spargitur fuco latus; tum pone tergus ultima in monstrum coit facies et ingens belua immensam trahit squamosa partem. talis extremo mari pistrix citatas sorbet aut frangit rates.

217–218; Orat. 92–93; Tusc. 53; also Non p. ; Serv. et Serv. auct. ad Virg. Aen. 241; Rufin. Comp. , pp. ; GL VI, pp. 15 K. Editing Roman ( Republican ) Tragedy 5 15 Order and Arrangement of Fragments The order of fragments is an issue also on a broader level. Once all fragments to be assigned to a particular tragedy have been collected, the question arises of how to arrange them. Jocelyn and TrRF follow an approach based on the information in the transmitting authors and order the fragments chronologically according to the dates of these writers and / or works (in case of fragments quoted by several authors, going by the earliest), thereby documenting transmission and reception and indicating when and by whom particular tragedies were known and mentioned.

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