Harry M. Hine is professor emeritus in the School of Classics at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
From the rainbow in the heavens to the iridescent scales of a mullet dying at the gourmet's table, Seneca examines the face of God and its distorted human images to find, at the last, himself. One of the many virtues of Harry Hine's lively new translation of the <i>Natural Questions</i> is the variation in its registers, encompassing satire, scientific argument, moral dialogue, and epic grandeur. Backed up by an extensive critical introduction, this volume makes an auspicious beginning to the series. --C. A. J. Littlewood, University of Victoria, Canada