What are some of the biggest differences between Euripides's version and Seneca's version of The Trojan Women?

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Seneca the Younger’s Troades (The Trojan Women), written around 54 CE, is based on Euripides’s The Trojan Women, first performed in 415 BCE. One of the most notable differences between Seneca’s The Trojan Women and Euripides play is that Seneca adds the story of the murders of Polyxena and Astyanax from Euripides’s Hecuba to Euripides’s plot of The Trojan Women.

Also, whereas Euripides’s The Trojan Women focuses on fate and the will of the gods—as do most ancient Greek plays—Seneca’s play emphasizes the motivations and actions of the individual characters as the reason for their suffering.

Another difference between the two plays is that Seneca’s version of The Trojan Women adds a sinister, supernatural element in the form of the spirits of Achilles and Hector, who attempt to influence the characters and the action of the play.

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