Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Common SpringEssays on Latin and English Poetry$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Niall Rudd

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781904675488

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 23 September 2017

The Classical Presence in Titus Andronicus

The Classical Presence in Titus Andronicus

[From Shakespeare Survey 55 (2002) 199–208]

Chapter:
(p.95) 8 The Classical Presence in Titus Andronicus
Source:
The Common Spring
Author(s):

Niall Rudd

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.003.0008

This essay focuses on the characters's awareness of Roman cultural traditions in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, especially the dual foundation stories for Rome: by Romulus or by Aeneas. Dead sons take on particular resonance, as do lines of inheritance, as the Trojan literary legacy reappears throughout the tragedy. Shakespeare is shown to draw on Virgil, Ovid, Plutarch on the one hand and Livy, Horace, Seneca on the other in equal measure.

Keywords:   Shakespeare Titus Andronicus, Troy, Virgil, Ovid, Plutarch, Livy, Horace, Seneca, tragedy

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.