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Seneca was a man of many facets: statesman, dramatist, philosopher, prose stylist. His life was marked by extremes of fortune - extremes that are reflected in much of his writing, and in the vicissitudes of his reputation in later centuries. This volume brings together some outstanding essays written about him over the past four decades, and illustrates the diversity of approaches by which modern critics have attempted to understand this multifaceted figure. Just as Seneca's writings often reflect his times, so current critical approaches often reflect issues in contemporary thought and society. Several of the essays have been revised by their authors for this volume, and two of them are translated for the first time. A new introduction places the articles within the context of recent academic thought and criticism. All Latin has been translated.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199282098
ISBN-10: 0199282099
Format: Paperback
(217mm x 139mm x 25mm)
Pages: 446
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John G. Fitch

John G. Fitch is Professor Emeritus, Department of Greek & Roman Studies, University of Victoria.

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