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Roman Tragedy: Seneca


Through a close reading in Latin of one of Seneca's tragedies in light of current scholarship, of Seneca's corpus and of the play's Greek literary influences, we will consider how and why a person with a profound interest in Stoicism and who served as tutor and advisor to the emperor Nero wrote tragedies featuring the ruination of humankind and a hideous subversion of the natural world.

Satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing and Rhetoric requirement.


Students who have taken a LAT course beyond 201 should enroll in this course as LAT 328.