Brill's Companion to Seneca: Philosopher and Dramatist

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Andreas Heil, Gregor Damschen
BRILL, 13.12.2013 - 896 Seiten
The volume contains a comprehensive survey of each genuine or attributed work of Seneca in the style of concise handbook articles (“Works”). The cultural background (“Context”) and the most important problem areas within the philosophic and tragic corpus of Seneca are dealt with in fuller presentations (“Topics”).
 

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Senecas Life and Career
3
The Works of Seneca the Younger and Their Dates
33
Transmission
45
PART ONE LIFE AND LEGACY
51
Seneca the Philosopher
53
Seneca the Dramatist
73
PART TWO PHILOSOPHY
95
Senecas Philosophical Predecessors and Contemporaries
97
Context
405
PART THREE TRAGEDY
423
Hercules furens
425
Troas
435
Phoenissae
449
Medea
459
Phaedra
475
Oedipus
483

PART TWO PHILOSOPHY
113
De providentia
115
De constantia sapientis
121
De ira
127
Consolatio ad Marciam
135
De vita beata
141
De otio
147
De tranquillitate animi
153
De brevitate vitae
161
Consolatio ad Polybium
167
Consolatio ad Helviam
171
De clementia
175
Naturales quaestiones
181
Epistulae morales
191
De beneficiis
201
Lost and Fragmentary Works
207
Epistulae Senecae ad Paulum et Pauli ad Senecam
213
PART TWO PHILOSOPHY
215
Ontology and Epistemology
217
Philosophy as Therapy SelfTransformation and Lebensform
239
Action and Emotion
257
Free Will and Autonomy
277
Wisdom and Virtue
301
Death and Time
323
Body and Soul
343
Cosmology and Natural Philosophy
363
Theology
379
PART THREE TRAGEDY
403
Agamemnon
493
Thyestes
501
PART THREE TRAGEDY
513
Hercules Oetaeus
515
Octavia
521
PART THREE TRAGEDY
529
Space and Time in Senecan Drama
531
Vision Sound and Silence in the Drama of the Word
547
Seneca as Lyric Poet
561
The Rhetoric of Rationality and Irrationality
575
Characters
593
Themes
615
Greek and Roman Elements in Senecan Tragedy
639
Philosophical Tragedy?
653
PART FOUR APOCOLOCYNTOSIS
671
Apocolocyntosis
673
PART FIVE OTHER WORKS
687
Epigrams
689
De vita patris
695
PART SIX SYNTHESIS
697
Senecas Language and Style
699
Systematic Connections between Senecas Philosophical Works and Tragedies
745
List of Journal Abbreviations
769
Bibliography
771
Editions of Senecas Works since Haases Opera omnia
861
Contributors
865
General Index
873
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