Seneca Tragicus in the Latin Tragedies of the 12th and 13th Centuries?
The essay returns to the question of the possible presence of Senecan tragic reminiscences in the
corpus of 12th- and 13th-century tragedies edited by Ferruccio Bertini in 1994, in the light of the new
critical acquisitions. What emerges is how, in the impossibility of demonstrating a direct or even
mediated point of contact, Seneca's tragic legacy on these texts is limited almost exclusively to a
literary memory sedimented through the centuries and exposed to the genre contaminations typical
of the Middle Ages.