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Circe de clásicos y modernos

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CORREA, Soledad. Seneca hypocrita?: Previous ethos and selffashioning in Epistulae Morales (Sen., Epp.1-29). Circe clás. mod. [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.1, pp.17-33. ISSN 1851-1724.

Taking into account that the inconsistencies between what we know about Seneca’s life and his philosophical tenets has been regarded as a central issue for the exegesis of the text, the present paper will try to show that the self-portrait that the epistolary ego presents in the first three books of the collection, and, additionally, the issues that these books thematize, aim at a redefinition, rectification or consolidation of certain aspects of Seneca’s previous ethos, as far as it is possible to reconstruct it from Tacitus’ account.

Keywords : Seneca; Epistulae; Hypocrisy; Previous ethos; Self-fashioning.

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