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Letters on Ethics : To Lucilius (Reprint) (Paperback) (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

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The Roman statesman and philosopher Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) recorded his moral philosophy and reflections on life as a highly original kind of correspondence. Letters on Ethics includes vivid descriptions of town and country life in Nero’s Italy, discussions of poetry and oratory, and philosophical training for Seneca’s friend Lucilius. This volume, the first complete English translation in nearly a century, makes the Letters more accessible than ever before.

Written as much for a general audience as for Lucilius, these engaging letters offer advice on how to deal with everything from nosy neighbors to sickness, pain, and death. Seneca uses the informal format of the letter to present the central ideas of Stoicism, for centuries the most influential philosophical system in the Mediterranean world. His lively and at times humorous expositions have made the Letters his most popular work and an enduring classic. Including an introduction and explanatory notes by Margaret Graver and A. A. Long, this authoritative edition will captivate a new generation of readers.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 604
Genre: Philosophy, History
Series Title: Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Language: English
Street Date: November 6, 2017
TCIN: 53143791
UPC: 9780226528434
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-4352
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