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Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Miriam Griffin (Translator), Brad Inwood (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2011
ISBN: 9780226748405
Number Of Pages: 256

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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.

On Benefits
, written between 56 and 64 CE, is a treatise addressed to Seneca’s close friend Aebutius Liberalis. The longest of Seneca’s works dealing with a single subject—how to give and receive benefits and how to express gratitude appropriately—On Benefits is the only complete work on what we now call “gift exchange” to survive from antiquity. Benefits were of great personal significance to Seneca, who remarked in one of his later letters that philosophy teaches, above all else, to owe and repay benefits well.

ISBN: 9780226748405
ISBN-10: 0226748405
Series: Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st March 2011
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43

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