Portland State University. Department of History
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Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca (approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.) Apocolocyntosis, Emperor of Rome -- In literature, Latin satire -- History and criticism
Seneca's Apocolocyntosis is a sat.ire on the deceased emperor Claudius. probably written in the early months after his death in AD54. Although the authorship and title of the work have been called into question. scholars have now reached a consensus that the sat.ire was written by Seneca and is titled "Apocolocyntosis." Its purpose, characteristic of the Menippean genre, was didactic.
Kaplan, Sylvia Gray, "The judicial message in Seneca's Apocolocyntosis" (1991). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4183.