'Seneca Unmasked' frontispiece  

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The frontispiece of the 1665 edition of La Rochefoucauld's Maximes displays a Cupid-like winged figure who has just removed a mask from a bust of Seneca[1].

The mask is laughing, the actual face shows a grimace.

This is where the title Seneca Unmasked by Aphra Behn comes from.

Seneca Unmasked was the first English translation of the Maxims, published in 1689, Behn called the author the Duke of Rushfucave.

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