BeschreibungThe historical tragedy Octavia focuses on Nero's divorce from the princess Octavia, Claudius' daughter by Valeria Messalina, and on the emperor's subsequent marriage to Poppaea Sabina. This book includes a full-length introduction, a new edition of the text based on a fresh examination of the manuscripts, and a detailed commentary dealing with textual, linguistic, and literary points. Spanning three days in June AD 62, the tragic action of the play ends with Octavia's deportation to the island of Pandateria, where she would be executed shortly afterwards.
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction; Text; Commentary; Appendices.
PressestimmenReview of the hardback: 'It is now Ferri's day. This book compares well with the other volumes in the Cambridge series and will need to be consulted by anyone even contemplating serious work on the Octavia.' BMCR
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Classical Texts and'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2013
Seitenanzahl: 484 Seiten