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Year 12 Latin: Roman Tragedy

Resources for Year 12 Latin Studies.




You are to research Greek/Roman tragedy,
looking for references to the ‘tragic flaw’ of the hero and others
in Seneca’s version of Agamemnon.

Useful Web Sites

Classical Literature, a basic level guide to some of the best known and loved works of prose, poetry and drama from classical antiquity.


Seneca’s Thyestes, posted by Adam Roberts on 26/06/2006.


Heavy Seneca, his influence on Shakespeare's Tragedies, by Brian Arkins.

Tara K. Harper Web Site:   Classics:  Authors, Playwrights, and Poets General Info, Bios, Excerpts, Online Texts, and Notes.

Try other Libraries

Don't forget that other libraries are also very valuable sources of information.

If you explore the resources that they offer, you will have access to extensive amounts of information.

If you have a BCC Library card, you can search the online catalogue and reserve books, and you can access all of the online databases available through the BCC Library.

An extensive number of databases are available to walk-in students, or if would like to borrow books to use at home, read the information at the link below and download the application form.

UQL Cyberschool - a branch of UQ Library specifically aimed at senior school students - has a very useful subject directory which will take you to credible internet websites.

You can use any books on site at the State Library, and you can apply at the link below for an e-services card to access the SLQ's databases.

At the NLA site you can search selected subject guides, or explore a variety of useful databases containing Australian-only content - images, archives, music, dance resources and newspapers

Useful Library books



 As always start your research with the best reference book;

The Oxford classical dictionary [3rd edition].          930.03 OXF

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus 

 Dialogues and Letters   

876.01 SEN

Sorensen, Villy

Seneca: the humanist at the court of Nero.

 188 SEB:S

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus


872.01 SEN

The Cambridge introduction to tragedy.

809.9162 CAM

Lucas, F L

Tragedy: serious drama in relation to Aristotle's poetics

882 LUC


Classical literary criticism.

801.9519 ARI


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