search for books and compare prices
cover image
Apocolocyntosis: A Political Satire on the Roman Emperor Claudius
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available.
Jump down to see edition details for: Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date May 19, 2015
Pages 26
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781512275049
ISBN-10 1512275042
Dimensions 0.06 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.19 lbs.
Original list price $6.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Apocolocyntosis (divi) Claudii, literally The Gourdification of (the Divine) Claudius, is a political satire on the Roman emperor Claudius, probably written by Seneca the Younger. It is one of only two examples of Menippean satire from the classical era that have survived, the other being Petronius' Satyricon. The title plays upon "apotheosis", the process by which dead Roman emperors were recognized as gods. "Apocolocyntosis" is in fact Latinized Greek, and sometimes transliterated Apokolokyntosis. In the manuscripts the anonymous work bears the title Ludus de morte Divi Claudii ("Play on the death of the Divine Claudius"). The title Apokolokyntosis (Attic Greek, "Gourdification", sometimes also translated as "Pumpkinification") comes from the Roman historian Dio Cassius, who wrote in Greek. Dio Cassius attributed authorship of a satirical text on the death of Claudius, called Apokolokyntosis, to Seneca the Younger. Only much later was the work referred to by Dio Cassius identified (with some degree of uncertainty) with the "Ludus" text.

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9781512275049
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Lucius Seneca | from Createspace Independent Pub (May 19, 2015)
9781512275049 | details & prices | 26 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.06 in. | 0.19 lbs | List price $6.95
About: The Apocolocyntosis (divi) Claudii, literally The Gourdification of (the Divine) Claudius, is a political satire on the Roman emperor Claudius, probably written by Seneca the Younger.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.