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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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 xxxvi THE TEXT AND EDITIONS.
Page xxxvii NOTES ON THE DECLAIMERS.
Page xl BILBIOGRAPHY.
Page xlv LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS.
Page xlvii II. THE TEXT.
III. THE TRANSLATION.
IV. THE NOTES.