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


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
Aelianus, Claudius
Caldini Montanari, Roberta
Brunschwig, Jacques
Fantham, Elaine
Glauthier, Patrick
Herren, Michael W.
American Journal of Philology
MHNH (Revista Internacional de Investigación sobre Magia y Astrología Antiguas)
Journal of Medieval Latin
Phoenix: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada
Apeiron: Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Indiana University
Cambridge University Press
Anton Hiersemann Verlag
Presses Universitaires de Liège
Pitchstone Publishing
Science and culture
Metaphors; analogies
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Aelianus, Claudius
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Pliny, the elder
Manilius, Marcus
Time Periods
7th century
Roman Empire
Paris (France)

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