The editor: George W.M. Harrison is the author of numerous
papers on Roman literature, and was organiser of the 1998 conference
on Senecan drama held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The plays of Seneca the Younger, minister and philosopher under
Nero, are today increasingly studied, appreciated and performed.
Here, in twelve new papers from a distinguished international cast,
scholars explore established questions, such as whether the plays
were written for the stage, and newer topics such as the playwright's
subtleties of characterisation, his relation to contemporary Roman
spectacle and art - and the problems arising in translating him
to modern text or stage.