Character Assassination through Conflation: The Influence of Senecan Tragedy on Historiographical Conceptions of Agrippina the Younger.

Hall, Charles.

Abstract: This thesis examines the particular similarities in both language and characterization which exist between multiple female characters in the tragedies of Seneca the Younger and the depiction presented by later historians, most prominently Tacitus, of Agrippina the Younger. The work is divided into three chapters, each dealing with a rhetorical stereotype in which the historical portrait ... read more

Tufts University. Department of Classics.
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