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Title: Seneca: the world according to nature
Authors: Jones, Madeleine Kersti
Advisors: Feldherr, Andrew
Contributors: Classics Department
Keywords: nature
Subjects: Literature
Classical literature
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University
Abstract: The dissertation examines the treatment of nature in the tragic and philosophical works of Seneca the Younger. "Live according to nature" was the Stoic injunction, but for Seneca it was impossible to think about the natural world without also considering the limitations of the philosopher's own mind. Through literary critical study of various complexes of imagery spanning the Senecan corpus, I argue that Seneca regarded the split between the flawed mind of the philosopher and the perfect nature which is the object of his study as a central problem within Stoicism.
Alternate format: The Mudd Manuscript Library retains one bound copy of each dissertation. Search for these copies in the library's main catalog
Type of Material: Academic dissertations (Ph.D.)
Language: en
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