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Seneca : Naturales Quaestiones, Books 4-7 : Loeb Classical Library No. 457 - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Seneca : Naturales Quaestiones, Books 4-7

Loeb Classical Library No. 457

By: Lucius Annaeus Seneca, T.H. Corcoran (Transcribed by)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1989
ISBN: 9780674995031
Number Of Pages: 320

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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.

Book Iva
Book IVb
Book V
Book VI
Book VII
Index Of Sources
Index Of Proper Names
Index Of Subjects Winds: Zones (folder)
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ISBN: 9780674995031
ISBN-10: 0674995031
Series: SENECA : Book 10
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st July 1989
Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 12.07  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 457

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