In spite of the medley of intrigue and carnage, there is introduced, after senecan fashion, much philosophizing and introspection.
Gordobuc is severely classical in its unities; it is of the senecan species.
The structure is an interesting adaptation of senecan and popular characteristics.
He wrote two tragedies on the senecan model, Alaham and Mustapha.
The play was thus not only thoroughly senecan, but the result of a tangle of derivative senecan influences.
senecan tragedy abounded in bloodshed and horrors; the speeches are full of pompous rant, and their metre is most monotonous.
From these critical comments we may infer that the popular drama had before 1585 triumphed over the senecan.
Tragedies early began to be written on the strictly senecan model, and generally, like Seneca's, with some ulterior intention.
The senecan drama and the Aristotelian precepts were the sources of Sidney's theory of tragedy.
The Elizabethan audience, as we have seen, loved action, and in these senecan tragedies the action took place "off."
1610s, from Dutch Sennecas, collective name for the Iroquois tribes of what became upper New York, of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Mahican name for the Oneida or their village. Earlier sinnekens, senakees; form probably influenced by the name of the ancient Roman philosopher.