Seneca: Suasoriae

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This work contains a copy of Seneca's "Suasoriae", along with facing translation, full annotation and a useful introductory essay which offers an argument against suggestions that Seneca was no more than a professional hack teacher of rhetoric and that his Latinity is inferior and unclassical.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853995040
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Series: Classic Commentaries Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,345,184
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTORY ESSAY Current views of Seneca and his book—Errors and Appreciations. 1, 2
Page ix Origin, Aim and General Form of the Work—its Artistic Setting. 3-6
Page x Theory of Rhetoric in Rome-Rise of Teachers and Schools, Origin, Development, Nature and Popularity of Declamation. 7-11
Page xiii Causes of this Development and Popularity. 12-18
Page xvi Work of the Schools in Detail—Class Procedure—Public Displays and Pupils. 19-22
Page xviii Life of Seneca. 23-27.
Page xxii The Book—Date of writing and publication. 28, 29.
Page xxvi Character of Seneca. 30-34
Page xxvii The Book—Its Present Condition. 35.
Page xxx The Controversiae. 36-40.
Page xxxi The Suasoria. 41.
Page xxxiii Sententiae—Divisiones—Colores. 42-44.
Page xxxiv Conclusion. 45,46.
Page xlvii II. THE TEXT.
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