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Apocolocyntosis by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Apocolocyntosis

by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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I find out that reading the Greeks was normal reading activity for the Victorians, must be something in it then instead of this rarefied Public School thing where a Select Few are invited to be in their presence.
Seneca's Book reads like a Wikileaks Expose where the sins of the Emperor are exposed for all to see and the Ruler wants them to be hidden. I think this would explain why Seneca was forced to commit suicide by drinking poison? as a punishment like Socrates was? ( )
  wonderperson | Mar 29, 2013 |
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Lucius Annaeus Senecaprimary authorall editionscalculated
Garcia Sánchez, ManelIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Giralt Soler, SebastiàTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marx, A.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0521288363, Paperback)

The Gourdification of Claudius the God has instant and lasting appeal. It is a uniquely surviving specimen of prose-and-verse satire from the Roman world - and satire, a Roman speciality, is one of the few types of ancient literature to survive, and thrive, in modern society. Its author, Seneca, was not only gifted with intellectual virtuosity, but, at the time of writing, was the precarious power behind the throne of the dangerously developing Nero. Claudius, the target of his malicious wit, remains the most controversial of the first twelve imperial Caesars. The English version facing the text makes the work available to the general reader who may not have any Latin. The text, which is based on a critical examination of all the manuscripts, will be indispensable to scholars. The commentary, which is the first on this scale to have been written in English, is primarily addressed to university and other students.

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