Seneca: De otio; de brevitate vitae by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Seneca: De otio; de brevitate vitae
By Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Seneca: De otio; de brevitate vitae

By (author) See other recent books by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Edited by G. D. Williams See other recent books by G. D. Williams
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $61.95
Your Price: $55.76 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.20! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.79 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Seneca: De otio; de brevitate vitae by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Book Description

This edition, the first modern one in English, introduces undergraduates and more advanced students to the therapeutic possibilities of Seneca's Stoic philosophy. The short treatises De otio and De brevitate vitae balance each other by representing different but complementary aspects of Senecan philosophy: in De otio, one's duty to the 'active' life, in De brevitate vitae, one's duty to oneself in reclaiming life from the impositions made upon the self. The provocative Senecan message is to promote introspection in life, and to suggest the benefits of an inner existence of the personal. In addition to its literary and linguistic emphasis, this edition tries to advertize the means by which Seneca conveys the attractions of his therapeutic 'philosophy'.

Buy Seneca: De otio; de brevitate vitae book by Lucius Annaeus Seneca from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521588065
ISBN-10: 0521588065
Format: Paperback
(186mm x 123mm x 15mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Letters from a Stoic by Lucius Annaeus Seneca 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 by Lucius Annaeus Seneca 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 by Lucius Annaeus Seneca Natural Questions, Paperback (September 2014)

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.

» View all books by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Seneca: De otio; de brevitate vitae book by Lucius Annaeus Seneca and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

G. D. Williams is Associate Professor of Classics at Columbia University and author of Banished Voices (1994; 0521 451361).

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Lucius Annaeus Seneca close
Letters on Ethics by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Letters from a Stoic by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
On Benefits by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Natural Questions by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Anger, Mercy, Revenge by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Phaedra and Other Plays by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Selected Letters by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Seneca's
Dialogues and Essays by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Two Faces of Oedipus by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
On the Shortness of Life by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Agamemnon by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Tragedies by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Tragedies by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Hercules by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Dialogues and Letters by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Seneca by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Seneca by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Tragedies by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Seneca: Phaedra by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
»
Recent books by G. D. Williams close
Seneca: De otio; de brevitate vitae by G. D. Williams
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close