Dialogues and Letters
By (author) Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Edited by C. D. N. Costa
Translated by C. D. N. Costa
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Dialogues and Letters by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Book DescriptionA major writer and a leading figure in the public life of Rome, Seneca (c. 4BC-AD 65) ranks among the most eloquent and influential masters of Latin prose. This selection explores his thoughts on philosophy and the trials of life. In the Consolation to Helvia he strives to offer solace to his mother, following his exile in AD 41, while On the Shortness of Life and On Tranquillity of Mind are lucid and compelling explorations of Stoic thought. Witty and self-critical, the Letters - written to his young friend Lucilius - explore Seneca's struggle to acquire philosophical wisdom. A fascinating insight into one of the greatest minds of Ancient Rome, these works inspired writers and thinkers including Montaigne, Rousseau, and Bacon, and continue to intrigue and enlighten.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140446791
(198mm x 129mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-May-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Letters from a Stoic, Hardback (November 2014)
Selected from the Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium, this title presents a set of 'essays in disguise' from one of the insightful philosophers of the Silver Age of Roman literature.
On Benefits, Paperback (September 2014)
Part of the Complete Works series, this title, written between 56 and 64 CE, is a treatise addressed to Seneca's close friend Aebutius Liberalis. It is the longest of Seneca's works dealing with a single subject - how to give and receive benefits and how to express gratitude appropriately.
Natural Questions, Paperback (September 2014)» View all books by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE-65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and adviser to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. This is a series of new English-language translations of his works. It restores Seneca to his rightful place among the classical writers most widely studied in the humanities.
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Author Biography - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
C. D. N. COSTA is Professor of Classics and Chairman of the School of Antiquity at Birmingham University. His main research has been writing commentaries on the world of Seneca, Letters, Dialogues and the tragedy Medea, and he has also edited Lucretius V and a book of essays on Horace. Some of his translations of Seneca's Letters have been given broadcast readings by Paul Scofield on BBC Radio 3.
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