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2013 | 16 | 137-164
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Ipsaque morte peior est mortis locus. The underworld in Seneca’s

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The present paper analyses the episode of Hercules’ journey to the underworld in Seneca’s Hercules furens. The starting point is the contemporary psychoanalysis school of object relations; the research method combines psychoanalytic interpretive methods with a philological text analysis. The underworld passage, showing Hercules’ weakness and superbia, can be treated as the key to understanding the entire play.
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16
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137-164
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  • Adam Mickiewicz University
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