Hardship And Happiness

Paperback | March 25, 2016

byLucius Annaeus SenecaTranslated byElaine Fantham, Harry M. Hine

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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 Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this engaging collection helps restore 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.

Hardship and Happiness collects a range of essays intended to instruct, from consolations—works that offer comfort to someone who has suffered a personal loss—to pieces on how to achieve happiness or tranquility in the face of a difficult world. Expertly translated, the essays will be read and used by undergraduate philosophy students and experienced scholars alike.

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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 El...

Elaine Fantham was the Giger Professor of Latin at Princeton University from 1986 to 1999. She has written many books and commentaries on Latin literature, including Seneca’s Troades. Harry M. Hine is professor emeritus in the School of Classics at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and the translator of Seneca’s Natural Question...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.3 inPublished:March 25, 2016Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Seneca and His World
Note on Translations and Their Sequence
 
Consolation to Marcia
translated by harry m. hine
Translator’s Introduction
Consolation to Marcia
Notes
 
Consolation to Helvia
translated by gareth d. williams
Translator’s Introduction
Consolation to Helvia
Notes
 
Consolation to Polybius
translated by harry m. hine
Translator’s Introduction
Consolation to Polybius
Notes
 
On the Shortness of Life
translated by gareth d. williams
Translator’s Introduction
On the Shortness of Life
Notes
 
On the Constancy of the Wise Person
Translated by James Ker
Translator’s Introduction
On the Constancy of the Wise Person
Notes
References
 
On Tranquility of Mind
Translated by Elaine Fantham
Translator’s Introduction
On Tranquility of Mind
Notes
Bibliography
 
On Leisure
translated by gareth d. williams
Translator’s Introduction
On Leisure
Notes
 
On the Happy Life
translated by james ker
Translator’s Introduction
On the Happy Life
Notes
References
 
On Providence
translated by james ker
Translator’s Introduction
On Providence
Notes
References
 
Index

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“We owe a debt of gratitude to Chicago for this one-volume selection of essays from long ago, which still have the power to stimulate our minds today.”