Hercules and Cerberus, Orpheus and Eurydice: the tragedies of Seneca in a splendidly illuminated 14th century Italian manuscript

Seneca's Tragedies

Italy — Last quarter of the 14th century

Seneca's Tragedies

Seneca's Tragedies

Italy — Last quarter of the 14th century

  1. Seneca (ca. 4 BC – AD 65) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist

  2. Seneca’s works were rediscovered during the Middle Ages by Italian Humanists who greatly admired him

  3. His tragedies were hugely influential on the emerging theatrical traditions of both England and France

Seneca's Tragedies

Alternative Titles:
  • Tragedie di Seneca
  • Seneca Girolamini
  • Senecas Tragödien
Seneca. Il Teatro
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Alternative Titles
Tragedie di Seneca
Seneca Girolamini
Senecas Tragödien
Size / Format
458 pages / 32.0 × 23.0 cm
Origin
Italy
Date
Last quarter of the 14th century
Style
Language
Illustrations
87 illuminated pages with miniatures, borders, and historiated initials
Content
Hercules Furens; Troades; Phoenissae; Medea; Phedra; Agamemnon; Hercules Oetaeus; Oedipus, Thyestes; Hyppolitus
Artist / School
Previous Owners

1 available facsimile edition(s) of „Seneca's Tragedies“

Seneca. Il Teatro
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Seneca. Il Teatro

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana - Treccani – Rome, 2018
Limited Edition
290 copies
Commentary
1 volume by Marco Cursi, Carla Maria Monti, Maria Perriccioli Saggese, Massimo; Bray, and Alma Serena Lucianelli
Language: Italian
More Information
Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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