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Seneca, la diatriba e la ricerca di una morale austera

Caratteristiche, influenze, mediazioni di un rapporto complesso
  • Barbara Del Giovane,

Within Seneca’s prose, using a long-codified terminology, it is possible to identify a substratum which can be defined as diatribe. This volume aims at making up for the lack of a modern ensemble work on the cynical-stoic diatribe in Seneca’s philosophy, analysing its features, influences and mediations. In response to a previous, almost purely compilatory, though systematic critical approach, this work offers an updated examination and contextualization of the individual stylistic elements bearing a seal of alleged 'diatribism'. This volume reconstructs the relationship, which is here deemed as 'complex’, between the diatribe and Seneca’s prose, while pursuing a research ideal which could combine moralistic contents and stylistic forms, philosophical preaching and rhetorical construction. Not least, the work aims at taking into account the extent to which the chronology of Seneca’s works can be reconstructed. Among the fundamental mediations, it is possible to identify the teaching of Seneca’s masters (the School of the Sextii and Attalus), the preaching of the Cynic philosopher Demetrius and Horace’s poetry.

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Barbara Del Giovane

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-1896-5022

Barbara Del Giovane is a research fellow at the University of Florence, where she also completed her PhD in Greek and Latin Philology and her master's degree in Ancient Philology, Literature and History. Her research topics include Seneca, Horace, Cicero and rhetoric during the Imperial Era. She is carrying out researches on the representation of philosophical spaces in Seneca and Horace.
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Book Title

Seneca, la diatriba e la ricerca di una morale austera

Book Subtitle

Caratteristiche, influenze, mediazioni di un rapporto complesso

Authors

Barbara Del Giovane

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338

Publication Year

2015

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© 2015 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6655-957-3

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978-88-6655-956-6

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Premio Ricerca «Città di Firenze»

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