Title

The Death of Hippolytus: Reception and Representation in Seneca, Racine, and Kane

Abstract

When playwrights describe the death of Hippolytus, their versions are emblematic of the literary, political, and philosophical issues that each play dramatizes. This paper examines the versions by Seneca, Racine, and Sarah Kane to indicate how these authors utilize this scene in order to conceptualize the purpose of violence in their respective tragedies.

Publisher

Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Facolta di Lettere e Filosofia

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Publication Title

PAN: Rivista di Filologia Latina

Department

Classics

Document Type

Article

Language

English

Format

text

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