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Letters From A Stoic

by Seneca Seneca

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|July 30, 1969

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"It is philosophy that has the duty of protecting us...without it no one can lead a life free of fear or worry." For several years of his turbulent life, Seneca was the guiding hand of the Roman Empire. His inspired reasoning derived mainly from the Stoic…
Great Ideas On The Shortness Of Life

Great Ideas On The Shortness Of Life

by Seneca Seneca

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|February 1, 2005

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Timeless advice on the art of living well, from the celebrated Penguin Great Ideas series The writings of the ancient Roman philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into stoicism, morality and the importance of reason, and continue to provide profound guidance…
Seneca: De otio; De brevitate vitae

Seneca: De otio; De brevitate vitae

by Seneca Seneca

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|January 30, 2003

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This edition of Seneca's De otio and De brevitate vitae introduces undergraduates and more advanced students to Senecan philosophy. Both texts promote the benefits of living an inner existence insulated from everyday pressures. This edition emphasizes the…
Four Tragedies And Octavia

Four Tragedies And Octavia

by Seneca Seneca

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|October 30, 1966

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Based on the legends used in Greek drama, Seneca's plays are notable for the exuberant ruthlessness with which disastrous events are foretold and then pursued to their tragic and often bloodthirsty ends. Thyestes depicts the menace of an ancestral curse hanging…
Phaedra

Phaedra

by Seneca Seneca

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|November 15, 1986

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Ahl's translations of three Senecan tragedies will gratify and challenge readers and performers. With stage performance specifically in mind, Ah1 renders Seneca's dramatic force in a modern idiom and style that move easily between formality and colloquialism as…
Stoic Philosophy Of Seneca Essays And Letters

Stoic Philosophy Of Seneca Essays And Letters

by Seneca Seneca

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|January 6, 1981

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The philosophy of Seneca has extended in influence from first-centuryRome to the essays of Montaigne, to Elizabethan tragedy, to thetheology of Calvin and the doctrines of the French Revolution. In The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca , representative…
Moral Essays

Moral Essays

by Seneca Seneca

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|January 1, 1928

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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…
The Satyricon/seneca, The Apocolocyntosis
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Perhaps the strangest—and most strikingly modern—work to survive from the ancient world, The Satyricon relates the hilarious mock epic adventures of the impotent Encolpius, and his struggle to regain virility. Here Petronius brilliantly brings to life the…
Dialogues And Letters

Dialogues And Letters

by Seneca Seneca

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|March 1, 2005

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Included in this volume are the dialogues On the Shortness of Life and On Tranquility of Mind , which are eloquent classic statements of Stoic ideals of fortitude and self-reliance. This selection also features extracts from Natural Questions , Seneca's…
Tragedies

Tragedies

by Seneca Seneca

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|June 1, 2018

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Seneca: The Tragedies

Seneca: The Tragedies

by Seneca Seneca

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|December 1, 1994

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Are there no limits to human cruelty? Is there any divine justice? Do the gods even matter if they do not occupy themselves with rewarding virtue and punishing wickedness? Seneca's plays might be dismissed as bombastic and extravagant answers to such…
The Satyricon

The Satyricon

by Petronius Petronius

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|November 1, 1983

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"This version by a translator who understands the high art of low humor is conspicuously funny."— Time The Satyricon is a classic of comedy, a superbly funny picture of Nero's Rome as seen through the eyes of Petronius, its most amorous and elegant…
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