n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - : black wit at Seneca, . 523 : note

Volume 42, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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Seneca's Atreus is not only a consummate criminal but also a master rhetorician, whose domination at the dramatic level is registered throughout, in his control of the rhetorical situation. If we attempt to describe his style in terms of its rhetorical purpose, two broad types, sometimes shading off into each other, may be distinguished. First there is what we might term the rhetoric of or ensnarement, intended to allay Thyestes' misgivings, kindle his innate lust for power and so lure him into the trap.

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