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De Mulieribus: the anger characteristic of Senecas female characters

Grant number: 18/07948-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2018
Effective date (End): September 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Classical Languages
Principal researcher:Bianca Fanelli Morganti
Grantee:Amanda Larissa Garcia de Medeiros
Home Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/25752-9 - De Mulieribus: the women in the Senecan tragedies in correlation with his Euripidean model, BE.EP.IC

Abstract

The Anger, as a common affection to the human being, is a topic of discussion since the Antiquity. As we know, the roman philosopher and tragedy writer Seneca wrote an entire dialogue dedicated to the discussion and to the philosophical treatment of this passion. Depending on the gender, the philosopher used to present the anger in a diferent way, therefore, in some points, he puts in a highlight the diference of the anger's reasons and its intensity in women. Medea, Phaedra, Hecuba, Andromaca, Jocasta and Antigona are some of the female mitological's characters Seneca uses on his tragedies. And when those women become Seneca's characters, they start to have characteristics and attitudes that evidence the discussion about the anger that Seneca is proposing. Thus, under the perspective of Seneca's dialogue De ira, this propose intends to reflect how the female characters, and specially those who named the plays, put into pratice some of the concepts presented on his dialogue on Anger. (AU)

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