Roman Literary Portraits

Roman Literary Portraits

Roman Literary Portraits

Roman Literary Portraits

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At the time of his death Einar Löfstedt planned to publish a collection of essays, but he did not live to assemble it himself. The addresses and public lectures included in this posthumous book were consequently neither chosen nor finally revised by the author. Since he lectured without notes to a large extent, the choice was determined from the beginning: only such essays as, for one reason or another, existed in a written form could be included. They were composed over a period of four decades, but in the course of years the author had made corrections and additions to them, with the exception of the last essay, Marcus Aurelius and his Age, which was published in 1915 in the series Verdandis Småskrifter.

In some cases minor exclusions and compressions have been made to avoid repetition, but in so doing only the author's own words have been used. In this editorial work the labours of Judge Bengt Lassen have been of inestimable value.

The translations in the text are due to the author. The other Latin quotations are translated by Docent Gerhard Bendz at the end of the book. Dr. Bendz was also kind enough to read the proofs.

ANNIE LÖFSTEDT

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