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Dialogues and Essays : World's Classics - Seneca .

Dialogues and Essays

World's Classics

By: Seneca .

Paperback Published: 1st September 2008
ISBN: 9780199552405
Number Of Pages: 304

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Alain de Botton's bestselling The Consolations of Philosophy--later made into a six-part TV series--has helped popularize ancient philosophy and especially the work of Seneca. This superb volume offers the finest translation of Seneca's dialogues and essays in print, capturing the full range of his philosophical interests. Here the Stoic philosopher outlines his thoughts on how to live in a troubled world. Tutor to the young emperor Nero, Seneca wrote exercises in practical philosophy that draw upon contemporary Roman life and illuminate the intellectual concerns of the day. They also have much to say to the modern reader, as Seneca ranges widely across subjects such as the shortness of life, tranquility of mind, anger, mercy, happiness, and grief at the loss of a loved one. Seneca's accessible, aphoristic style makes his writing especially attractive as an introduction to Stoic philosophy, and belies its reputation for austerity and dogmatism. This edition combines a clear and modern translation by John Davies with Tobias Reinhardt's fascinating introduction to Seneca's career, literary style, and influence, including a superb summary of Stoic philosophy and Seneca's interpretation of it. The book's notes are the fullest of any comparable edition.

On Providence On Anger, Book 3 Consolation to Marcia On the Happy Life On the Tranquillity of the Mind On the Shortness of Life Consolation to Helvia On Mercy Natural Questions, Book 6: On Earthquakes

ISBN: 9780199552405
ISBN-10: 0199552401
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st September 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.9  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.22

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