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    Self-scrutiny and self-transformation in Seneca's letters

    Edwards, Catharine (1997) Self-scrutiny and self-transformation in Seneca's letters. Greece & Rome 44 (1), pp. 23-38. ISSN 0017-3835.

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    The idea of a collection of letters from a Roman senator to his equestrian friend might encourage the reader familiar with the Letters of Cicero to expect a certain kind of self-revelation. Seneca, like Cicero, was one of the most prominent men in Rome in his own time. We might expect his letters to tell us his views on the emperor Nero, for instance, or what his motives were for retiring from public life (as he had done by the time he came to write the Letters). But readers of Seneca's Letters, at least in modern times, have often felt disappointed at his failure to provide information about himself and the world he lives in.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2017 16:37
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:30


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