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Moral Essays : Volume 2 - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Moral Essays

Volume 2

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca, J.W. Basore (Transcribed by)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1989
ISBN: 9780674992801
Number Of Pages: 512

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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) ca. 4 BCE, of a prominent and wealthy family, spent an ailing childhood and youth at Rome in an aunt's care. He became famous in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial service. After some disgrace during Claudius' reign he became tutor and then, in 54 CE, advising minister to Nero, some of whose worst misdeeds he did not prevent. Involved (innocently?) in a conspiracy, he killed himself by order in 65. Wealthy, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of pain and death, he preached scorn of both; and there were other contrasts between practice and principle.

We have Seneca's philosophical or moral essays (ten of them traditionally called Dialogues)--on providence, steadfastness, the happy life, anger, leisure, tranquility, the brevity of life, gift-giving, forgiveness-- and treatises on natural phenomena. Also extant are 124 epistles, in which he writes in a relaxed style about moral and ethical questions, relating them to personal experiences; a skit on the official deification of Claudius, "Apocolocyntosis" (in Loeb number 15); and nine rhetorical tragedies on ancient Greek themes. Many epistles and all his speeches are lost.

His moral essays are collected in Volumes I-III of the Loeb Classical Library's ten-volume edition of Seneca.

Introduction De Consolatione Ad Marciam De Vita Beata De Otio De
Tranquillitate Animi De Brevitate Vitae De Consolatione Ad Polybium De Consolatione Ad Helviam
Index Of Names
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ISBN: 9780674992801
ISBN-10: 0674992806
Series: Loeb Classical Library : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st July 1989
Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 12.07  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Type: Revised

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