Self-scrutiny and self-transformation in Seneca's letters

@article{Edwards1997SelfscrutinyAS,
  title={Self-scrutiny and self-transformation in Seneca's letters},
  author={C. Edwards},
  journal={Greece & Rome},
  year={1997},
  volume={44},
  pages={23-38}
}
The idea of a collection of letters from a Roman senator to his equestrian friend might encourage the reader familiar with the Letters of Cicero to expect a certain kind of self-revelation. Seneca, like Cicero, was one of the most prominent men in Rome in his own time. We might expect his letters to tell us his views on the emperor Nero, for instance, or what his motives were for retiring from public life (as he had done by the time he came to write the Letters). But readers of Seneca's Letters… Expand
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