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Trojan Women

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ISBN-10: 0801494311

ISBN-13: 9780801494314

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Frederick Ahl, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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This free and eloquent translation skillfully reproduces the imagery, power, and frequent irony and sarcasm of Seneca's language.
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Book details

List price: $12.50
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 10/23/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Seneca was born in Spain of a wealthy Italian family. His father, Lucius Annaeus Seneca (see Vol. 4), wrote the well-known Controversaie (Controversies) and Suasoriae (Persuasions), which are collections of arguments used in rhetorical training, and his nephew Lucan was the epic poet of the civil war. Educated in rhetoric and philosophy in Rome, he found the Stoic doctrine especially compatible. The younger Seneca became famous as an orator but was exiled by the Emperor Claudius. He was recalled by the Empress Agrippina to become the tutor of her son, the young Nero. After the first five years of Nero's reign, Agrippina was murdered and three years later Octavia, Nero's wife, was exiled.…