L’ira personificata di Seneca: un presupposto letterario del Cesare lucaneo?

Maria Rita Graziano


Lucan depicts the character of Caesar as a monstrous man, always inclined to anger. If we com­­pare some peculiar descriptions of Caesar in the Bellum Civile with the representation by Seneca of Ira personified, we can detect some interesting connections between these two poetic figures. In fact, it is possible to argue that Lucan was inspired by Seneca’s Ira, when he created the literary character of Caesar, who seems to be the personification of Ira itself.


Lucan; Seneca; Caesar; Ira; Personification; epic poetry

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14601/prometheus-21228

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