SENECA, V.04: EPISTLES: EPISTLES 1-65

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Harvard University P, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 488 pages
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Seneca became famous in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial service.We have Seneca's philosophical or moral essays (ten of them traditionally called Dialogues) - on providence, steadfastness, the happy life, anger, leisure, tranquility, the brevity of life, gift-giving, forgiveness - and treatises on natural phenomena. Also extant are 124 epistles, in which he writes in a relaxed style about moral and ethical questions, relating them to personal experiences; a skit on the official deification of Claudius, Apocolocyntosis (in Loeb number 15); and nine rhetorical tragedies on ancient Greek themes. Many epistles and all his speeches are lost.

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Review: Epistles 1-65 (Loeb Classical LibraryŽ)

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These are the ramblings of a curmudgeonly old Senator who quit politics so he could spend his days sitting around his villa, outside ancient Naples, thinking about death. At one point, he opts to ... Read full review

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