Akademie-Verlag, Berlin, 1962. XIV,148p. Sewn. Cardboard. Front cover stained. Upper corner front cover damaged. Series: Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Schriften der Sektion für Altertumswissenschaft, 37. ‘Carefully organized into two major sections, the evidence and the interpretation, this is an excellent study that, for the first time, brings totether the demonstrations found in the prose works of Seneca. Part One covers, clearly and concisely, the Stoic dialectic, formal rhetorical argument and imperial rhetoric, the popular philosophy and its practice in the Cynic-Stoic school, literary evidence, the historical examples, and the parallels and comparisons drawn from pre-Socratic philosophers to Seneca’s times. Part Two covers dialectic syllogisms, proofs, literary arguments that are both philosophical and poetic, ‘exempla’ from history, significance and meaning of myths, and the concept of the Wise Man. In conclusion, Trillitzsch highlights Seneca’s interest in improving man’s conduct and ethical devotion. This treatise will be for a long time an authoritative handbook on the philosophic ideas and rhetorical form and structure of the prose works of Seneca. The organization is excellent; the appendices of persons, places and works cited are complete, easy to use and will be a boon to the student of ancient philosophy as well as Seneca. This work, we hope, will be a fine beginning for other books on Seneca that will treat him as a man in conflict who was caught between two worlds: the world of the idea and the ideal and the depraved and crumbling world of Nero.’ (ELIZABETH E. SEITTELMAN in The Classical World, 1964, pp.360-61).