Hope the Deceiver Pseudo-Seneca De Spe Classics Michael S Armstrong (Edited by) Olms 1998 Paperback 242 pages 3487107600 | 9783487107608 | Product code: 85687 The 66-line elegiac poem On Hope is the longest portrayal in extant classical Latin literature of Hope as a deceiver of mortals who holds sway over a world of absurdity. Armstrong's volume provides a newly edited text of this neglected poem, with critical apparatus, running translation and extensive line-by-line commentary. The prolegomena cover the dubious attribution to Seneca, the worship of Hope at Rome and the poem's Augustan literary and rhetorical models. Facsimile reprint. No jacket.