Oberlin College and Conservatory

Bacchic Interference in Seneca’s Oedipus

Wednesday, April 24 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm

King Building, 101
10 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Jeri DeBrohun, associate professor of classics at Brown University, will deliver a lecture titled "Something to Do with Dionysus: Bacchic Interference in Seneca's Oedipus."  

In this lecture, Professor DeBrohun will argue that in crafting his Oedipus, Seneca employed tragic contaminatio, blending characters and elements from Euripides’ Bacchae with those of his primary model, Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus. In the final scenes of his tragedy, Seneca vividly staged the culmination of the multilayered nightmarish effects he had created. 

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Academic, Classics, Latin

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Chris Trinacty

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