By John Fitch
This quantity is a spouse to the author's new Loeb version of Seneca's tragedies (vol. 1, 2002; vol. 2, 2004). It bargains purposes for his editorial offerings, and explains his interpretations of the textual content as mirrored in his translation. Hercules Oetanus and Octavia, now mostly considered as imitations of Senecan drama, are either incorporated. the quantity is meant to be learn along Otto Zwierlein's Kritische Kommentar, released in 1986. within the intervening years there was a lot new paintings touching on Seneca's textual content, together with full-scale variants with statement on person performs, reminiscent of Keulen's Troades, T?chterle's Oedipus and Ferri's Octavia. Annaeana Tragica seeks to complement and develop Zwierlein's paintings within the mild of this new fabric. An appendix stories the scholarly controversy in regards to the anapaestic odes of those performs, and provides clean proof proper to the problem.
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The weight of earth is usually oppressive to the shades (cf. the well-known formula sit tibi terra levis, adapted at 602) and resists their return to the upper world: hence Andromache cries molire terras, Hector (682) in calling on her husband’s shade to return, and Polyxena’s purpose in making Achilles’ gravemound gravem (1158) is to prevent his reemerging with another savage demand, as well as to crush him physically. v. 1): that process, necessarily violent in this case, heaves up the gravemound, cf.
Deletion is therefore required. Friedrich persuasively suggests that an explanatory gloss on fratrum, viz. Atrei et Thyestae, was later expanded into a full line. Other interpolations adding proper names for clarification are Med 666 and Pha 1106–07. â Tro 349–59 This note seconds my earlier interpretation of Agamemnon’s decision to consult Calchas (1985 438–40). I argued that the decision 16 The alternative scansion tr (i) suggested by Zw. Proleg. 210 is ruled out by the fact that the first syllable of this name is always long elsewhere in STrag, and indeed (as Zw.
It is doubtful, however, whether Sen. would have expressed such an idea with divisit. Baden compared Var. 5 aestivum diem si non diffinderem meo insiticio somno meridie, but diem there refers to the whole day as a unit that can be subdivided, which is not the sense of diem here. Nor is it clear that Achilles in particular has such power over the darkness. 3. Keulen believes that the reference is to a spatial, not temporal, splitting—a kind of negative image of Hor. Carm. 5f. Diespiter/ igni corusco nubila dividens.
Annaeana Tragica: Notes On the Text of Seneca's Tragedies (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum) by John Fitch