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Issue Details: First known date: 1962... 1962 Chorus from Papinian
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  • Author note: ...comes from Papinian, which was performed in Adelaide in 1955. Papinian was the celebrated Roman lawyer who was executed in A.D. 212 for refusing to write a speech justifying the murder of his brother Geta by the Emperor Caracalla. This chorus occurs near the end of the play and is, in effect, a commentary on his choice from three different viewpoints: Christian (first slave), materialist (third slave) and Stoic (second slave).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Poems John Bray , Melbourne : Cheshire , 1962 Z471753 1962 selected work poetry Melbourne : Cheshire , 1962 pg. 17-18
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Collected Poems 1962-1991 John Bray , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 Z310687 2000 collected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 pg. 15-17
Last amended 26 May 2003 17:53:23
  • Rome,
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 212 CE
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