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Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero
Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero
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Price: $13.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars warped by the historical events that placed them more or less beyond normal good and evil--the imperial family is not real life, September 13, 2014
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Romm has mastered the details as they are known to us from the historical account and invested them with personality and deeply human motives so as to make the psychologically grotesque behaviors, warped by the historical events that placed them more or less beyond normal good and evil--the imperial family is not real life!--so that the story in a way becomes tragic. Seneca was basically a good guy, from the provinces who made good, and got too close to the flame of greatness. Romm brings this out well. As a fellow classicist I applaud his ability to make the historical detail constantly engrossing.


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3.0 out of 5 stars levi's inconsistent standard, April 12, 2008
this is the second pair of levis i ordered through amazon. it was identical to the first pair except the first was made in lesotho the second in egypt. both were 36x29, but the second, the one under review here, the one of egyptian manufacture, was somewhat tighter, really almost too tight, and the button hole was too small, had to be forced. clearly levi strauss no longer has the standard for which they were famous, and here as in so much else caveat emptor (latin for 'buyer beware').
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