Thyestes by Seneca

Written in Nero's Rome in about AD62, Seneca's "Thyestes" is one of the greatest and most influential of classical tragedies. As the bloodiest work in the Greco-Roman canon, "Thyestes" was long reviled for its depiction of savage violence and for its representation of human bestiality. Peter Davis argues that the play needs to be understood as the response of a major politician, philosopher and tragic poet to the increasingly tyrannical rule of the emperor. In this companion he explores key aspects of the play, including the circumstances of its composition, its performance history and its impact on subsequent dramatists, including Shakespeare and Jonson.

The 2289th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)

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Volume IX. Tragedies II: Agamemnon. Thyestes. Hercules Oetaeus. Phoenissae. Octavia (Loeb Classical Library) Hardcover 4175543 $94.38 $12.00 1917
Jasper Heywood and His Translations of Seneca's Troas, Thyestes and Hercules Furens Paperback 5944927 $22.18 $18.52 2012
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Seneca's Thyestes (American Philological Association Textbook Series, No. 11) (Latin Edition) Paperback 987674 $26.43 $28.15 1985
The Complete Tragedies, Volume 2: Oedipus, Hercules Mad, Hercules on Oeta, Thyestes, Agamemnon (The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Hardcover 1464445 $45.00 2016
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