'Th'accession of these mighty States’: Daniel's Philotas and the union of crowns

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
Title'Th'accession of these mighty States’: Daniel's Philotas and the union of crowns Author(S)DANIEL CADMAN (Author)
Abstract  The focus of this article is upon Samuel Daniel's neo-Senecan tragedy, Philotas, a play that has been widely interpreted as a drame à clef about the fall of the Earl of Essex. This article aims to propose an additional, and hitherto overlooked, political subtext in the form of topical allusions to the new king, James I, with Alexander the Great's victory over the Persian king, Darius the Great, and the subsequent conquest of his realms, providing a fitting analogue for James's accession to the English throne. ...Paginationp 365-384
SubjectEurope -- HistoryDescriptorsRenaissance
Journal TitleRenaissance studies: Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies  
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