Seneca, Scipione e l’ombra di Cicerone: a proposito dell’epistola 86

B. Del Giovane


The article proposes a reading of the epistle 86 by Seneca, which highlights a Ciceronian literary background. In particular, the narrative incipit seems to get inspiration from a passage of De Senectute, while in the figure of Scipio Africanus, the main character of the epistle, portrayed as the philosopher’s alter ego, it is possible to discover echoes from the famous Somnium Scipionis.


epistle 86; Cicero; Scipio Africanus; Somnium Scipionis; De Senectute

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