Jasper Heywood's translation of Seneca's Thyestes : with particular reference to the latter's sixteenth and seventeenth-century reception and the themes of tyranny, kingship and revenge
Pugh, Beverley Jane (1997) Jasper Heywood's translation of Seneca's Thyestes : with particular reference to the latter's sixteenth and seventeenth-century reception and the themes of tyranny, kingship and revenge. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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The thesis offers a critical analysis of the transmission of Seneca's
Thyestes in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
In Volume 1, the 1584 Gryphius edition of Seneca's Thyestes; the 1560
edition of Heywood's translation of the play and the 1674 edition of
Wright's translation and burlesque version have been transcribed. This is
the first time that these texts have been presented together for discussion.
The commentary (Volume II) examines a broad range of dramatic
material including Neo- Latin plays such as Goldingham's Herodes
(1570/80); Gwinne's Nero (1603); Snelling's Thibaldus (1640) and the
anonymous Stoicus Vapulans (1648). Prose works considered include the
Latin lexicas and grammars of Lilly and Whitinton; philosophical treatises
such as Reynolds A Treatise of the Passions and Faculties of the soule of
Man (1640); and religious works such as Hooper on the Ten
Commandments (1560). It presents hitherto unpublished material- MS
Sloane 1041; and material that has previously received little attention- the
Hendrik Goltzius' engraving of Melpomene (1592) and the Restoration
Mock-Thyestes in Burlesque.
Research material was consulted at the British Library; BL Department
of Manuscripts; BL Print Room; University of Warwick Library;
University of Birmingham Library; Senate House Library, University of
London; The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford; The Warburg
Institute and The Institute of Classical Studies.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D. Thyestes. English & Latin, Heywood, Jasper, 1535-1598 -- Criticism and interpretation, Latin literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century, Latin literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century, Transmission of texts -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century, Transmission of texts -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century, Revenge in literature, Kings and rulers in literature|
|Official Date:||September 1997|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Department of Classics and Ancient History|
|Supervisor(s)/Advisor:||Montserrat, Dominic, 1964- ; Davidson, Peter, 1957-|
|Extent:||viii, 161, 230 leaves|
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