Seneca

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Emily Wilson traces the eventful life of Seneca, the Roman philosopher, dramatist, essayist and rhetorician of the first century CE, who came from Spain to Rome, spent his youth in Egypt, was exiled to Corsica under Claudius but recalled after eight years, and rose to dizzying heights of wealth, power and social influence under Nero, before falling from favour and being forced to kill himself.

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Philosopher, dramatist, rhetorician, Stoic and pragmatist, Seneca was one of the most contradictory figures in ancient Rome, embracing a stern ascetic morality while amassing a fortune under Nero and eventually committing suicide. This definitive biography reveals a life lived perilously in the gap between ideals and reality.

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Weight 0.202 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

253

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

188 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K