Classics and Continuity: From Seneca to Shakespeare

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Classics and Continuity: From Seneca to Shakespeare

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Classics, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module analyses three tragedies of Seneca and their impact on three tragedies of Shakespeare. The plays of Seneca are Thyestes, Phaedra, Trojan Woman; those of Shakespeare are Titus Andronicus, Richard III, Macbeth. We start with an analysis of Senecan tragedy, laying particular stress on the theme of evil, evil above all in the ruler. We then proceed to look at how Shakespeare appropriates this theme. As a special case we will examine how we can only appreciate Macbeth fully through a knowledge of Seneca?s tragedy Hercules Furens.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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