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Letters from a Stoic. Epistulae morales ad Lucilium

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Robin Campbell
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1969.
Series: Penguin classics, L210.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The power and wealth which Seneca the Younger (C.4 B.C.- A.D. 65) acquired as Nero's minister were in conflict with his Stoic beliefs. Nevertheless he was the outstanding figure of his age. The Stoic philosophy which Seneca professed in his writings, later supported by Marcus Aurelius, provided Rome with a passable bridge to Christianity. Seneca's major contribution to Stoicism was to spiritualize and humanize a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Robin Campbell
ISBN: 0140442103 9780140442106
OCLC Number: 72515
Description: 254 p. 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Seneca's life --
Seneca and philosophy --
Seneca and literature --
His letters and other writings --
His style --
His influence and appeal --
Note on translation and text --
Postscripts --
Letters --
Notes.
Series Title: Penguin classics, L210.
Other Titles: Epistulae morales ad Lucilium.
Epistulae morales ad Lucilium.
Responsibility: [by] Seneca; selected and translated [from the Latin], with an introduction, by Robin Campbell.
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The power and wealth which Seneca the Younger (C.4 B.C.- A.D. 65) acquired as Nero's minister were in conflict with his Stoic beliefs. Nevertheless he was the outstanding figure of his age. The Stoic philosophy which Seneca professed in his writings, later supported by Marcus Aurelius, provided Rome with a passable bridge to Christianity. Seneca's major contribution to Stoicism was to spiritualize and humanize a system which could appear cold and unrealistic.

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