Readership: Students and scholars of Senecan tragedy and the writings of the Augustan poets.
Christopher V. Trinacty, Assistant Professor of Classics, Oberlin College, USA
Christopher V. Trinacty is Assistant Professor of Classics at Oberlin College.
"In crisp, clear prose, Trinacty mounts a reading of the texts of Seneca's dramatic poems as full participants in the intertextual system of meanings and significances that scholars have discerned in Augustan poetry and its Hellenistic models. Thanks to his cogent arguments and sensitive readings, it will henceforth no longer be possible to characterize the allusive presences of Virgil, Horace, and Ovid in Seneca's poetry as mere reminiscences or symptoms of an impoverished belatedness. This is an impressive contribution, and a most welcome one, to the study of a Roman author whose seriousness as a poet as well as a philosopher is once again fully visible
for the first time in several centuries." - David Wray, University of Chicago
1. Seneca the Reader
2. Intertextuality and Character
3. Intertextuality and Plot
4. Intertextuality, Writers, and Readers
Index of Passages