Seneca and the Authorship of the Apocolocyntosis

Hufford, Alexander Ransome (2022) Seneca and the Authorship of the Apocolocyntosis. Masters thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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This study is an investigation into the authorship of the alleged Senecan satire The Apocolocyntosis, that first probes the genre of the work, questions its treatment of philosophy, and explores various other considerations such as the political position of Seneca at the time of its writing. The study then looks at the manuscript record, examining closely the sources for this text, and afterwards looks over the evidence from the ancient historians. Finally, the investigation concludes by treating the Neronian period as a special historical topic subject to various misrepresentations that still weigh on the present. When all these threads are tied back together for a final conclusion, the study finds that for a multitude of reasons advanced in the essay, Seneca cannot be considered as the author of this satire.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities > Academic Discipline: Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Thomas Jansen
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2022 16:15
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2023 16:42

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