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Dialogues and letters

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca; C D N Costa
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, ©1997.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Translations
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lucius Annaeus Seneca; C D N Costa
ISBN: 0140446796 9780140446791
OCLC Number: 37428436
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Description: xxv, 132 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: 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. I 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).
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Seneca ; edited and translated by C.D.N. Costa.
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A selection of dialogues and letters from one of the most influential masters of Latin prose. This text includes "Consolation to Helvia" written to Seneca's mother to soothe the pain of separation,  Read more...

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