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By John Fitch

This quantity is a significant other to the author's new Loeb version of Seneca's tragedies (vol. 1, 2002; vol. 2, 2004). It deals purposes for his editorial offerings, and explains his interpretations of the textual content as mirrored in his translation. Hercules Oetanus and Octavia, now ordinarily considered as imitations of Senecan drama, are either integrated. the amount is meant to be learn along Otto Zwierlein's Kritische Kommentar, released in 1986. within the intervening years there was a lot new paintings relating Seneca's textual content, together with full-scale variants with remark on person performs, resembling Keulen's Troades, T?chterle's Oedipus and Ferri's Octavia. Annaeana Tragica seeks to complement and increase Zwierlein's paintings within the gentle of this new fabric. An appendix experiences the scholarly controversy in regards to the anapaestic odes of those performs, and provides clean facts suitable to the problem.

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This is debatable on aesthetic grounds, but the fact is that in comparable narratives such portents are interpreted as indicating the 7 Such intrusions from other lines are easy to identify when they occur in only one branch of the transmission. The examples cited below on HO 1240 fn. show that the intrusive word may be quite different, at least in part, from the original word. specus. TROADES 37 approach of supernatural beings, as in 177 adesse Achillem sensit: cf. V. Aen. 258 adventante dea, Sen.

Mammae, to which may be added Pliny Ep. 3 papillae iacent. I would think that that meaning is not strongly present here, and that iacent functions almost like an auxiliary verb in combination with the participle, cf. English ‘lie wounded, lie dormant’ etc. 7 In favour of his deletion of 176–77 (1976 183–85 and KK ) Zw. argues that the appearance of Achilles’ ghost in 181 works best as a climax to the narrative if not anticipated by mention of his name, but preceded only by mysterious indications (monstra 169) and portents.

Ad loc. g. at 1046f. ad terram ruit, ut caesa silvis ornus. It is characteristic of such short similes that they lack a finite verb,21 which can easily be supplied from the apodosis: thus at 1046f. s. in 1029. Given Axelson’s version of 1028, the sole function of this huc would be to indicate direction with converte. : for convertere without an indication of direction cf. g. 1 mures formicaeque, si manum admoveris, ora convertunt. 21 See Fitch in TAPA 106 (1976) 114 with fn. 30 HERCULES two finite verbs, and it is the whole apodosis which needs to be inferred from the simile, just as in the epic examples cited in my comm.

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