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The empire of the self : self-command and political speech in Seneca and Petronius

Author: Christopher Star
Publisher: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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He demonstrates a significant point of contact between two writers generally thought to be antagonists-the idea that imperial speech structures reveal the self.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Petronius Arbiter.; Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Philosophus; Petronius, Arbiter
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Star
ISBN: 9781421406749 1421406748
OCLC Number: 777002286
Description: viii, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Soul-shaping speech --
Senecan philosophy and the psychology of command --
Self-address in Senecan tragedy --
Self-address in the Satyricon --
Soul-revealing speech --
Political speech in De clementia --
Soul, speech, and politics in the Apocolocyntosis and the Satyricon --
Writing, body and money.
Responsibility: Christopher Star.

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