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CONTENTS Preface Part I The Birth of Roman Drama 1 STAGING ROME Part II The Evolution of Roman Tragedy 2 FOUNDING FATHERS: THE APPROPRIATION OF GREECE Livius and Naevius 3 THE SECOND WAVE: GENERIC CONFIDENCE Ennius and Pacuvius 4 TRAGIC APEX: POETIC FORM AND POLITICAL CRISIS Accius 5 CANONISATION AND TURMOIL: THE END OF THE REPUBLIC 6 ROMA THEATRUM: THE EARLY EMPIRE Varius, Ovid and Pomponius 7 SENECA?S TRAGIC THEATRE Part III The Death of Tragedy at Rome 8 TRAGEDY AND AUTOCRACY: THE LIBERTY OF SILENCE ?Hercules Oetaeus?, ?Octavia? and Maternus Select Bibliography Index
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Latin drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Rome.
Theater -- Rome.