How to cite this page Choose cite format:. They have also those songs of theirs, by the recital of this barditus  as they call it, they rouse their courage, while from the note they augur the result of the approaching conflict.
Image from user sonofgroucho via Wikipedia. It should inspire more people to read and teach this underappreciated play. Statue by Baccio Bandinelli. Note how closely the lion's musculature and anatomy resembles the human's, reflecting their keen understanding of comparative anatomy. Naples Archaeological Museum.
He is deemed mortal and lives with his adopted family in Thebes. In chapter 3 of his GermaniaTacitus states Conti begins his lengthy chapter on Hercules with an overview description that continues the moralizing impulse of the Middle Ages: Hercules, who subdued and destroyed monsters, bandits, and criminals, was justly famous and renowned for his great courage.
It will be both useful and enjoyable for students and scholars of Seneca and the theatrical tradition.
Bernstein admirably explains why Seneca chose to confront the issues latent in the myth, such as the nature of courage and masculinity, the justification of suicide, the influence of family and ancestry, the moralized landscape.