Dialogues and Essays (Oxford World´s Classics)

Seneca; Oxford University Press; 2008
Dialogues and Essays (Oxford World´s Classics)

Dialogues and Essays (Oxford World´s Classics)

Seneca; Oxford University Press; 2008
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  • The fullest translation of Seneca's treatises (dialogues and essays) in print, showing the range of Seneca's philosophical interests in its most accessible form.
  • John Davie's translations are modern and readable and reflect Seneca's desire to make Stoic teaching accessible and comprehensible.
  • Tobias Reinhardt's introduction is wide ranging and as well as covering Seneca's career, literary style, and influence,includes a masterly summary of Stoic philosophy and Seneca's interpretation of it. His notes are the fullest of any comparable edition.
  • Seneca's philosophical writings on subjects such as the shortness of life, anger, tranquillity of mind, and consolations for grief on the loss of a loved one, are strikingly applicable to our modern world.


'No man is crushed by misfortune unless he has first been deceived by prosperity.'

In these dialogues and essays the Stoic philosopher Seneca outlines his thoughts on how to live in a troubled world. Tutor to the young emperor Nero, Seneca wrote exercises in practical philosophy that draw upon contemporary Roman life and illuminate the intellectual concerns of the day. They also have much to say to the modern reader, as Seneca ranges widely across subjects such as the shortness of life, tranquillity of mind, anger, mercy, happiness, and grief at the loss of a loved one. Seneca's accessible, aphoristic style makes his writing especially attractive as an introduction to Stoic philosophy, and belies its reputation for austerity and dogmatism. This edition combines a clear and modern translation with an introduction to Seneca's life and philosophical interests, and helpful notes.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Readership: Readers and students of the classics, philosophy, ancient philosophy, Stoicism, Seneca
EAN
9780199552405
ISBN
0199552401
Typ produktu
Paperback
Vydavatel
Oxford University Press
Datum vydání
09.09.2008
Stránky
304
Jazyk
Angličtina
Sekce
Professional & Scholarly
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Seneca
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Davie, John
Edice
Reissued Ed.
Série
Oxford World's Classics
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