- Seneca the Younger (Encyclopedia of the Ancient World)
- Seneca the Younger (Censorship (Ready Reference series))
- Seneca the Younger (Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition)
- Seneca the Younger (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Seneca the Younger (Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476)
At a glance:
- Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
- First Published: 1581
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Tragedy
- Setting: Greece
- Characters: Atreus, Thyestes, Thyestes’ Three Sons
- Genres: Drama, Tragedy
- Subjects: Parents and children, Exile or expatriates, Fathers, Death or dying, Revenge, Greek or Roman times, Civil wars, Greece or Greek people, Cannibalism, Feasting or feasts
- Locales: Hell, Mycenae, ancient
Megaera, one of the Furies, summons the ghost of Tantalus to return from Hades to Argos, where Tantalus in life had been king, to watch revenge, hate, and havoc spread across that kingdom. Tantalus does not want to be reminded of the part he played in the story of his royal house, but Megaera forces him to witness the fate of his descendants.
The grandsons of Tantalus, the sons of Pelops, whom Tantalus sacrificed to the gods, are at war with each other. The elder of Pelops’s sons, Atreus, is the rightful ruler of Argos, but his brother, Thyestes, has seduced...
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