Of Aristocrats and Courtesans: Seneca, De Beneficiis 1.14Report as inadecuate

Author: Trevor Fear

Source: https://core.ac.uk/


Using Seneca's analogy of the prostitute as a positive model for the distribution of beneficia as a springboard, this article re-examines the tension between the ideals and practices of the exchange mechanisms of amicitia amongst Rome'e elite ...

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