noun, plural Sen·e·cas, (especially collectively) Sen·e·ca for 1.
Origin of Seneca1
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
British Dictionary definitions for senecan (1 of 2)
Word Origin for Seneca
British Dictionary definitions for senecan (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for senecan
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.