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Diderot's 'Essai sur Sénèque'

SVEC
Vol. No.
Vol. No.: 

131

Author: 
W. T. Conroy
Publication Date
Publication Date: 
1975
ISBN
ISBN: 
978-0-7294-0205-7
Pages
Pages: 
167
Price Sterling (£): 
35

About the Book

About the Book: 


Preface

I. Background to Diderot's Essai sur Sénèque

A. Classical studies in the eighteenth century

B. The Tradition of Senecan studies

C. The Expectation and reception of Diderot's Essai

II. The Essai sur Sénèque as a defence of Seneca

A. Diderot's adaptation of primary texts

B. Diderot's reconstruction of history

C. Refutation of the critics of Seneca

III. The Essai sur Sénèque as a defence of Diderot

A. Diderot's affinity with Seneca

B. Further parallels between Seneca and Diderot

C. The Character Seneca and apology

IV. The Essai sur Sénèque as a didactic work

A. Diderot's manner of instruction

B. Diderot's thoughts on politics

C. The Character Seneca and moral example

V. The Essai sur Sénèque as literary work

A. The Style of Diderot's translations

B. The Structure of the Essai

Conclusion

List of works consulted

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