"A valuable contribution to Senecan studies this fully annotated edition of Seneca's Hercules Furens... gives advanced students access to a drama which they might not otherwise have contact.... An excellent introduction lays out all basic information concerning the play, including the relationship between the Roman play and its Greek models (Euripides' Heracles). Text and commentary follow; the notes are lucid and address all issues pertinent to the text—Senecan dramaturgy is
explicated especially well. The rich mythological content of the play will interest teachers. Thorough bibliography, general index, index of Latin words, and four appendixes on special matters (meter, grammar, and manuscripts). Overall, an outstanding edition of a fascinating drama, highly recommended to all institutions with upper-level Latin."
Seneca's "Hercules Furens"
"Fitch is not only accurate and learned (and this commentary represents an immense range of learning) but he has good judgment, and his introduction and more extended comments on separate scenes and choral odes show him to be a sensitive interpreter."
- Elaine Fantham, Giger Professor of Latin Emerita, Princeton University
Title Seneca's "Hercules Furens"
Subtitle A Critical Text with Introduction and Commentary