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dc.contributor.authorHead, James
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T19:37:02Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T19:37:02Z
dc.date.issued4/19/2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/3506
dc.description.abstractHercules: the secular and the spiritual, examines the work of two ancient playwrights, Seneca and Euripides, comparing their individual treatments of a common Hercules tragedy narrative. Although both writers are considered existing within the era of classical literary history, there is a gap of nearly 400 years between when Euripides wrote Hercules for a Greek Dionysia Festival, and the version that Seneca wrote while serving as a statesman in Rome. Likewise, there is a noticeable difference in how each play treats the topics of spirituality and religion. This essay explores the choices that each playwright makes concerning their depiction of gods, mortal men, and the origins of violent madness, positing that Euripides’ work is rooted in deep religious traditions while Seneca modifies his source material to tell a secular tale of caution and cultural morality.
dc.subjectBrockport
dc.subjectScholars Day
dc.subjectHead
dc.subjectHercules
dc.subjectSeneca
dc.subjectEuripides
dc.titleHercules: the Spiritual Emphasis in Euripides
dc.typearticle
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T19:37:02Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.source.peerreviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleThe Spectrum: A Scholars Day Journal
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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    The Spectrum: A Scholars Day Journal, is a faculty juried, cross-disciplinary, electronic journal. Its goal is the publication of outstanding, student produced scholarship presented at the College at Brockport annual Scholars Day. Scholar’s Day, which was instituted in 1984, is an annual celebration of scholarly pursuits by the campus community.

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