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The Controversiae underpin and abet this entire system, but for a great many of these characters--in fact, we find representatives in each category but the first--the source in Senecan declamation directly affects their depth and consistency; motives and drives are envisaged, and shaped to make sense, in light of the ethopoeia in or implied in the Controversiae and of the colores of Seneca's declaimers.
If she is to be attacked at all the declaimers must address two questions, one regarding colores and the other ethopoeia: her level of knowledge of her husband's plotting; and her level of devotion to him.
47-57)--Sesse though an aristocrat has about him that savagery with which the declaimers of Controversia I.