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The empire of the self

Christopher Star

The empire of the self

self-command and political speech in Seneca and Petronius

by Christopher Star

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Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Latin literature,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • Politics in literature,
  • History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementChristopher Star
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA6029.P64 S73 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationpages cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25215026M
    ISBN 101421406748, 1421407264
    ISBN 109781421406749, 9781421407265
    LC Control Number2012006338

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