By John Fitch

This quantity is a better half 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 more often than not considered as imitations of Senecan drama, are either incorporated. 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 touching on Seneca's textual content, together with full-scale variations with observation on person performs, reminiscent of Keulen's Troades, T?chterle's Oedipus and Ferri's Octavia. Annaeana Tragica seeks to complement and improve Zwierlein's paintings within the gentle of this new fabric. An appendix studies the scholarly controversy in regards to the anapaestic odes of those performs, and gives clean proof appropriate to the problem.

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HERCULES 23 Herc 683f. Of nine uses of the singular ablative unda in STrag, eight refer to particular rivers, one to a narrow strait, and only one to the sea (Pha 182); of ten uses of the plural ablative undis, seven refer to the sea, and only one to a particular river (Tro 847). This pattern of usage strengthens the arguments given in my comm. for preferring A’s singular incerta . . unda here to E’s plural incertis . . undis. Herc 690 The transmitted ablative taxo imminente (best taken as local) is surprising, since the comae of 689 belong to this yewtree, which would justify a genitive, and since there is already one ablatival phrase opaca fronde in this clause.

An imperfect subjunctive is sometimes used without much distinction from a present subjunctive, as a present possibility is sometimes hardly distinguishable from an imminent future possibility: cf. Tro 967f. b. -Sen. HO 1388 domaret (after ruat, flagret: v. Mynors on V. Georg. 117), Oct 917–22 darent etc. Watt conjectures pararit, which he means as a future perfect. Such forms with -aver- shortened to -ar- are perfect subjunctive rather than future perfect elsewhere in STrag:18 not, of course, a strong objection, if an objection at all.

On literal vs. ’ Here Pyrrhus implies that by killing Priam he ended the war, and with it the warrant for Agamemnon’s 14 Bannier’s defence of the paradosis in RhM 73 (1920) 81–82 and Wertis’ reply ad loc. e. “amore subito ac veneris novae (sc. ” There is no ellipse, but a single noun and concept with two modifiers. 15 As an alternative to the hypothesis of a lacuna, Gronovius suggests that everything from ac to feres be taken together (veneris novae now depending on spolia), the gist being “rapies e domo nostra puellas quas .

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