Seneca the Younger, Hercules

LCL 62: 12-13

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HERCULES

  • Fitch, J. G. “Pectus o nimium ferum: Act V of Seneca’s Hercules Furens.” Hermes 107 (1979): 240–48.
  • Galinsky, G. K. The Herakles Theme. Oxford, 1972.
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  • Mader, G. “Form and Meaning in Seneca’s ‘Dawn Song’ (H.F. 125–201).” Acta Classica 33 (1990): 1–32.
  • Shelton, J.-A. Seneca’s Hercules Furens: Theme, Structure and Style. Göttingen, 1978.
  • Waith, E. M. The Herculean Hero. New York, 1962.
  • Zintzen, C. “Alte virtus animosa cadit. Gedanken zur Darstellung des Tragischen in Senecas Hercules Furens.” In Lefèvre, Senecas Tragödien, 149–209.
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HERCULES

CHARACTERS
  • JUNO sister and wife of Jupiter, and queen of the gods
  • AMPHITRYON husband of Alcmene and foster father of Hercules
  • MEGARA wife of Hercules and daughter of the former king Creon
  • LYCUS tyrant of Thebes, who usurped the throne of Creon
  • HERCULES son of Jupiter and a mortal mother, Alcmene; mightiest hero of Greece
  • THESEUS king of Athens and friend of Hercules
  • CHORUS
SCENE

The scene is set in front of the royal palace at Thebes. The stage setting includes an altar and associated shrine. The play begins at night.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.seneca_younger-hercules.2018