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Anger, Mercy, Revenge : The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Anger, Mercy, Revenge

The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2010
ISBN: 9780226748412
Number Of Pages: 247

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE-65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and advisor to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes. Edited by world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this engaging collection restores Seneca--whose works have been highly praised by modern authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson--to his rightful place among the classical writers most widely studied in the humanities."

Anger, Mercy, Revenge "comprises three key writings: the moral essays "On Anger" and "On Clemency"--which were penned as advice for the then young emperor, Nero--and the "Apocolocyntosis," a brilliant satire lampooning the end of the reign of Claudius. Friend and tutor, as well as philosopher, Seneca welcomed the age of Nero in tones alternately serious, poetic, and comic--making "Anger, Mercy, Revenge" a work just as complicated, astute, and ambitious as its author.

ISBN: 9780226748412
ISBN-10: 0226748413
Series: The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 247
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45

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