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Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Catharine Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : LatinView all editions and formats
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The letters of Seneca are uniquely engaging among the works that have survived from antiquity. They offer an urgent guide to Stoic self-improvement but also cast light on Roman attitudes towards slavery, gladiatorial combat and suicide. This selection of letters conveys their range and variety, with a particular focus on letters from the earlier part of the collection. As well as a general introduction, it features  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Latin letters
Personal correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Catharine Edwards
ISBN: 9780521460118 0521460115 9780521465830 0521465834
OCLC Number: 1079411036
Language Note: Text in Latin with English commentary.
Notes: Selection includes Letters 1, 7, 12, 18, 21, 24, 33-34, 46-47, 53, 64, 70, 86, 90, and 114 from Epistulae morales ad Lucilium.
Description: x, 345 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
List of abbreviations. Introduction : Seneca's life and works --
THe Epistulae morales and their addressee --
Letters as a genre --
Stoic terms and concepts --
Stoic background --
Other philosophical influences --
Ethical focus and techniques of the self --
Seneca and earlier Latin poetic authors --
Senecan style --
Clausulae in Seneca --
Reception of the letters --
The selection --
The text. Seneca: selected letters : Letter 1 --
Letter 7 --
Letter 12 --
Letter 18 --
Letter 21 --
Letter 24 --
Letter 33 --
Letter 34 --
Letter 46 --
Letter 47 --
Letter 53 --
Letter 64 --
Letter 70 --
Letter 86 --
Letter 90 --
Letter 114. Commentary. Bibliography --
Index of Latin words --
General index.
Series Title: Cambridge Greek and Latin classics.
Other Titles: Epistulae morales ad Lucilium.
Seneca :
Responsibility: Seneca ; edited by Catharine Edwards.

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