Book ID: CBB509190122

Metaphorical Coherence : Studies in Seneca's Epistulae Morales (2015)

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Earlier research has treated the metaphors and similes in Seneca’s Epistulae Morales too much as separate units. In this study, Dr Aron Sjöblad argues that we rather ought to concentrate on the way they interact with each other. In the first chapter, Sjöblad demonstrates that a single source domain, the human body, unites many of the metaphors that have been treated as distinct groups in earlier research. In chapter two, it is showed that the Stoic idea of a psychological defense wall around the human soul is closely connected to the metaphors where Seneca makes use of theatre, slavery, and money. In chapter three, Sjöblad explores the intricate relation between the iter vitae and the iter ad sapientiam metaphors and makes it plain that new meaning emerges when we study the interplay between them.

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Review Harry Hine (2018) Review of "Metaphorical Coherence : Studies in Seneca's Epistulae Morales". Aestimatio: Critical Reviews in the History of Science (pp. 80-84). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Caldini Montanari, Roberta
Brunschwig, Jacques
Fantham, Elaine
Glauthier, Patrick
Herren, Michael W.
Nethercut, Jason S.
Journals
American Journal of Philology
MHNH (Revista Internacional de Investigación sobre Magia y Astrología Antiguas)
Journal of Medieval Latin
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Apeiron: Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Publishers
Brill
Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft
Indiana University
Cambridge University Press
Presses Universitaires de Liège
Pitchstone Publishing
Concepts
Stoicism
Science and literature
Medicine
Astronomy
Science and culture
Metaphors; analogies
People
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Plato
Pliny, the elder
Manilius, Marcus
Erigena, Johannes Scotus
Time Periods
Ancient
Medieval
7th century
Places
Roman Empire
Rome
Greece
Paris (France)
Egypt
Mesopotamia
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