A Dream Shattered? Pastoral Anxieties in Senecan Drama

  title={A Dream Shattered? Pastoral Anxieties in Senecan Drama},
  author={A. Schiesaro},
No 1st century author appears as impervious to the attractions of pastoral—a landscape, a form of life, a poetic genre—as Seneca in his tragedies. The almost complete absence of idyllic settings, the conventional background to pastoral in its various permutations (even highly idiosyncratic ones, such as Calpurnius’1), is all the more evident because of the parallel abundance in the plays of staggering loca horrida, a key feature of Seneca’s original take on tragedy. Greek models did not offer… Expand
2 Citations
Lucan's Natural Questions: Landscape and Geography in the Bellum Civile
  • 2
  • Highly Influenced
Euripides and Senecan Drama