For the Romans, the manner of a person’s death was the most
telling indication of their true character. Death revealed the
true patriot, the genuine philosopher, even, perhaps, the great
artist―and certainly the faithful Christian. Catharine Edwards
draws on the many and richly varied accounts of death in the
writings of Roman historians, poets, and philosophers,
including Cicero, Lucretius, Virgil, Seneca,... more...