noun, plural Sen·e·cas, (especially collectively) Sen·e·ca for 1.
Origin of Seneca1
OTHER WORDS FROM SenecaSen·e·can, adjective
Examples from the Web for senecan
It coincides with the Senecan plan of a crime committed and then revenged through the accompaniment of supernatural agencies.
But the problem of presenting on the stage the events of a whole reign could not be solved in the terms of the Senecan formula.
But the idea of a vernacular tragedy on the Senecan model was not put into effect until Trissino's "Sophonisba," written in 1515.
Tragedies early began to be written on the strictly Senecan model, and generally, like Seneca's, with some ulterior intention.English Literature: Modern|G. H. Mair
The Senecan drama and the Aristotelian precepts were the sources of Sidney's theory of tragedy.A History of Literary Criticism in the Renaissance|Joel Elias Spingarn