In Benef. IV 30-31 Seneca pleads the cause of noblemen, though degen-erated, in matters of political advantage over homines novi, being at odds not only with Sallust’s and Juvenal’s blame against the privileges of nobility but with philosophical precepts too. Howewer, Seneca’s atti-tude, based upon a diacronic evaluation of virtue and ethically subordi-nated to spur to benefits, represents a theoretical justification of an opinion deeply rooted in Roman society.

Luci e ombre sulla nobiltà in Seneca tra Sallustio e Giovenale / S. Costa - In: Novissima studia : dieci anni di antichistica milanese / [a cura di] M.P. Bologna, M. Ornaghi. - Milano : Cisalpino, 2012. - ISBN 978-88-205-1038-1. - pp. 201-228

Luci e ombre sulla nobiltà in Seneca tra Sallustio e Giovenale

S. Costa
2012

Abstract

In Benef. IV 30-31 Seneca pleads the cause of noblemen, though degen-erated, in matters of political advantage over homines novi, being at odds not only with Sallust’s and Juvenal’s blame against the privileges of nobility but with philosophical precepts too. Howewer, Seneca’s atti-tude, based upon a diacronic evaluation of virtue and ethically subordi-nated to spur to benefits, represents a theoretical justification of an opinion deeply rooted in Roman society.
Letteratura e filologia latina ; storia romana ; Seneca ; Giovenale ; Sallustio ; nobiltà ; società
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