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Author Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D., author

Title Dialogues and essays / Seneca ; translated by John Davie ; with an introduction and notes by Tobias Reinhardt
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 263 pages)
Series Oxford world's classics
Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Contents 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
Summary "In these dialogues and essays the Stoic philosopher Seneca 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, tranquillity 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 with an introduction to Seneca's life and philosophical interests, and helpful notes."--Book cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xxix-xxxi)
Notes Translated from Latin
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Subject Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D. -- Translations into English.
Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800.
Ethics -- Early works to 1800.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
Author Davie, John, 1950- translator
Reinhardt, Tobias, writer of supplemental material
LC no. 2007016351
ISBN 0191517623 (electronic book)
9780191517624 (electronic book)
Other Titles Works. Selections. English. 2007