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Seneca and Burrus, however, although they owed their positions to her, had little
love for petticoat government, while Nero himself would be glad to free himself
from the role of puppet-king, if only to have time for indulging his artistic fancies ...
Much light is thrown on the rhetorical schools by the writings of L. Annaeus
Seneca, the elder or Rhetor as he is called to distinguish him from his son, the
Philosopher. He came to Rome from Corduba in Spain, made a good deal of
money, but ...
The younger Seneca was born at Corduba, but was brought up as a child in
Rome by an aunt. There he studied rhetoric and started upon an official career. In
a.d. 41, when he was about forty-five, Messalina secured his banishment to
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Over the course of more than a year, I read this excellent Roman history one chunk at a time. It was well worth it. For good reason this is Scullard's most well known work. It is thorough, interesting ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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Books like Scullard are essential for anyone who wants to engage with history. Where do you go after being intrigued by History Channel programs about the "mysteries" of the ancient world? You could ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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