Morals and Villas in Seneca's Letters: Places to Dwell

Morals and Villas in Seneca's Letters: Places to Dwell

by Henderson John, John Henderson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521829441
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2004
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

John Henderson is Reader in Latin Literature at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of King's College. His recent books include: Pliny's Statue: The Letters, Self-Portraiture & Classical Art (2002), Telling Tales on Caesar: Roman Stories from Phaedrus (2001), Writing down Rome: Comedy, Satire, and Other Offences (1999), and Fighting for Rome: Poets and Caesars, History and Civil War (1998). Aesop's Human Zoo: Roman Stories About Our Bodies, and HORTVS: The Roman Gardening Book, are both forthcoming (2004).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Twelve steps to haven; 2. Dropping in (it) at SENECA'S; 3. You can get used to anything; 4. The long and winding mode; 5. Booking us in; 6. Now and then; here and there: at SCIPIO'S; 7. Bound for VATIA'S; 8. Knocking the self: genuflexion, villafication, VATIA'S; 9. The world of the bath-house: SCIPIO'S; 10. The appliance of science: SCIPIO'S; 11. Shafts of light: transplantation and transfiguration; 12. Still olive, still SCIPIO'S; Appendices; Bibliography; Indexes.

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