Dialogues And Letters

Paperback | November 1, 1997

byC SenecaTranslated byC. D. N. Costa, C D Costa

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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 exploration of such phenomena as the cataracts of the Nile and earthquakes, and the Consolation of Helvia, in which he tenderly tries to soothe his mother's pain at their separation.

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Accused of conspiring against the emperor Nero, Seneca was commanded to commit suicide, which he did in characteristic Stoic manner. Included in this volume are his dialogues ON THE SHORTNESS OF LIFE and ON TRANQUILITY OF MIND; also extracts from NATURAL QUESTIONS and the CONSOLATION TO HELVIA. Seneca's prose works were admired by the ...

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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 exploration of such phenomena as the cataracts of the Nile and earthquakes, and the C...

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman, philosopher, advocate and man of letters, was born at Cordoba in Spain around 4 BC. He rose to prominence in Rome, pursuing a career in the courts and political life, for which he had been trained, while also acquiring celebrity as an author of tragedies and essays. Falling foul of successive emperors ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.8 × 5.12 × 0.38 inPublished:November 1, 1997Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140446796

ISBN - 13:9780140446791

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

Dialogues and Letters - Seneca Preface
Introduction
A Note on the Text
Further Reading
Dialogues
Consolation to Helvia
On Tranquillity of Mind
On the Shortness of Life
Letters
Letter 24
Letter 57
Letter 79
Letter 110
from Natural Questions
1. praef. 1-10 [Seneca urges Lucilius to enjoy the inspiration and benefits of philosophical study]
4A.2.4-6 [The Cataracts of the Nile]
6.1.4-7 [The terrors of earthquakes]
Notes
Index

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Accused of conspiring against the emperor Nero, Seneca was commanded to commit suicide, which he did in characteristic Stoic manner. Included in this volume are his dialogues ON THE SHORTNESS OF LIFE and ON TRANQUILITY OF MIND; also extracts from NATURAL QUESTIONS and the CONSOLATION TO HELVIA. Seneca's prose works were admired by the major literary figures of Elizabethan England.