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Letters on Ethics - To Lucilius (Paperback): Lucius Annaeus Seneca Letters on Ethics - To Lucilius (Paperback)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Translated by Margaret Graver, A. A. Long
R847 R795 Discovery Miles 7 950 Save R52 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

The Complete Tragedies, Volume 2 - Oedipus, Hercules Mad, Hercules on Oeta, Thyestes, Agamemnon (Paperback): Lucius Annaeus... The Complete Tragedies, Volume 2 - Oedipus, Hercules Mad, Hercules on Oeta, Thyestes, Agamemnon (Paperback)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Translated by Shadi Bartsch, Susanna Braund, David Konstan
R938 R872 Discovery Miles 8 720 Save R66 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Edited by world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, the Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca offers authoritative, modern English translations of the writings of the Stoic philosopher and playwright (4 BCE 65 CE). The two volumes of The Complete Tragedies presents all of his dramas, expertly rendered by preeminent scholars and translators. The first volume contains Medea, The Phoenician Women, Phaedra, The Trojan Women, and Octavia, the last of which was written in emulation of Senecan tragedies and serves as a unique example of political tragedy. This second volume includes Oedipus, Hercules Mad, Hercules on Oeta, Thyestes, and Agamemnon. High standards of accuracy, clarity, and style are maintained throughout the translations, which render Seneca into verse with as close a correspondence, line for line, to the original as possible, and with special attention paid to meter and overall flow. In addition, each tragedy is prefaced by an original translator's introduction offering reflections on the work's context and meaning. Notes are provided for the reader unfamiliar with the culture and history of classical antiquity. Accordingly, The Complete Tragedies will be of use to a general audience and professionals alike, from the Latinless student to scholars and instructors of comparative literature, classics, philosophy, drama, and more.

Letters from a Stoic (Paperback, Reissue): Lucius Annaeus Seneca Letters from a Stoic (Paperback, Reissue)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Translated by Robin Campbell 1
R252 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R47 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ranging from lively epistles to serious essays, these 124 letters selected from Epistulae Morales and Lucilium espouse the philosophy of Stoicism. This volume includes Tacitus's account of Seneca's death.

On Benefits (Paperback): Lucius Annaeus Seneca On Benefits (Paperback)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Translated by Miriam Griffin, Brad Inwood
R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE-65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and advisor to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes. Edited by world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this engaging collection restores Seneca--whose works have been highly praised by modern authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson--to his rightful place among the classical writers most widely studied in the humanities.
"On Benefits," written between 56 and 64 CE, is a treatise addressed to Seneca's close friend Aebutius Liberalis. The longest of Seneca's works dealing with a single subject--how to give and receive benefits and how to express gratitude appropriately--"On Benefits "is the only complete work on what we now call "gift exchange" to survive from antiquity. Benefits were of great personal significance to Seneca, who remarked in one of his later letters that philosophy teaches, above all else, to owe and repay benefits well.

The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca - Essays and Letters (Paperback): Lucius Annaeus Seneca The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca - Essays and Letters (Paperback)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Translated by Moses Hadas 1
R389 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R75 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Translated and with an Introduction by Moses Hadas

The philosophy of Seneca has extended in influence from first-century Rome to the essays of Montaigne, to Elizabethan tragedy, to the theology of Calvin and the doctrines of the French Revolution. In The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca, representative selections from Seneca's writings offer the reader an excellent introduction to the range of his work.

The selections are drawn from the essays, or dialogues, and the "Consolations;" from the treatises, of which "On Clemency," addressed to the young Nero, is included here; and from the Letters to Lucilius, which have to do not only withphilosophical subjects but also with Seneca's personal experiences, such as journeys and visits.

Moses Hadas has selected letters and essays which reveal Seneca's major philosophical themes—the relationship of the individual to society and to the gods; the meaning of pain and misfortune; man's attitudes to change, time, and death; and the nature of the highest good and of the happy life. In his Introduction, Professor Hadas discusses Seneca's life and work, tracing the history of his reputation; comments on Seneca's style; and outlines the origins and tenets of Stoicism.

The Complete Tragedies, Volume 1 - Medea, The Phoenician Women, Phaedra, The Trojan Women, Octavia (Hardcover): Lucius Annaeus... The Complete Tragedies, Volume 1 - Medea, The Phoenician Women, Phaedra, The Trojan Women, Octavia (Hardcover)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Translated by Shadi Bartsch, Susanna Braund, Alex Dressler, Elaine Fantham
R977 R912 Discovery Miles 9 120 Save R65 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Edited by world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, the Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca offers authoritative, modern English translations of the writings of the Stoic philosopher and playwright (4 BCE 65 CE). The two volumes of The Complete Tragedies presents all of his dramas, expertly rendered by preeminent scholars and translators. This first volume contains Medea, The Phoenician Women, Phaedra, The Trojan Women, and Octavia, the last of which was written in emulation of Senecan tragedies and serves as a unique example of political tragedy. The second volume includes Oedipus, Hercules Mad, Hercules on Oeta, Thyestes, and Agamemnon. High standards of accuracy, clarity, and style are maintained throughout the translations, which render Seneca into verse with as close a correspondence, line for line, to the original as possible, and with special attention paid to meter and overall flow. In addition, each tragedy is prefaced by an original translator's introduction offering reflections on the work's context and meaning. Notes are provided for the reader unfamiliar with the culture and history of classical antiquity. Accordingly, The Complete Tragedies will be of use to a general audience and professionals alike, from the Latinless student to scholars and instructors of comparative literature, classics, philosophy, drama, and more.

Anger, Mercy, Revenge (Paperback): Lucius Annaeus Seneca Anger, Mercy, Revenge (Paperback)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Translated by Robert A. Kaster, Martha C. Nussbaum
R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE - 65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and adviser to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. The "Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca" is a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes. Edited by world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this engaging collection restores Seneca - whose works have been highly praised by modern authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson - to his rightful place among the classical writers most widely studied in the humanities. "Anger, Mercy, Revenge" comprises three key writings: the moral essays "On Anger" and "On Clemency" - the latter penned as advice for the young emperor Nero - and the "Apocolocyntosis", a brilliant satire lampooning the end of the reign of Claudius. Friend and tutor, as well as philosopher, Seneca welcomed the end of Claudius' sovereignty and the beginning of the age of Nero in tones alternately serious, poetic, and comic - making "Anger, Mercy, Revenge" a collection just as complicated, astute, and ambitious as its author.

Anger, Mercy, Revenge (Hardcover): Lucius Annaeus Seneca Anger, Mercy, Revenge (Hardcover)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Translated by Robert A. Kaster, Martha C. Nussbaum
R1,207 Discovery Miles 12 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE to 65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and advisor to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. Here, with the publication of "Anger, Mercy, Revenge" and "Natural Questions", the University of Chicago Press proudly inaugurates "The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca", a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes. Edited by world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this engaging collection restores Seneca - whose works have been highly praised by modern authors from Erasmus to Emerson - to his rightful place among those classical writers most widely studied in the humanities. "Anger, Mercy, Revenge" comprises three key writings: the moral essays 'On Anger' and 'On Clemency' - which were penned as advice for the then young emperor Nero - and the Apocolocyntosis, a brilliant satire lampooning the end of the reign of Claudius. "Natural Questions" is a stand-alone treatise in which Seneca compiles and comments on the physical sciences of his day, offering us a valuable look at the ancient scientific mind at work. Both volumes introduce the Latinless reader to the writings of one of the ancient world's most fascinating - and acclaimed - philosophical figures, making them perfect for the undergraduate student and lay scholar alike.

de La Colera (English, Spanish, Paperback): Lucius Annaeus Seneca de La Colera (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Oedipus of Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Paperback, illustrated edition): Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Michael E. Rutenberg The Oedipus of Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Michael E. Rutenberg
R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

-- Introduction to Seneca, with:
-- a comparison of ancient Greek and Roman drama
-- approaches to presenting the play for modern audiences

-- Text of Seneca's Oedipus in English adaptation

-- Appendix I: Senecan Sources for the New Choral Odes

-- Appendix II: Original Choral Odes

-- Illustrations: photographs from production of the play at Manhattan's Loewe Theatre

Rutenberg's adaptation of Seneca's Oedipus breaks new ground: it interpolates excerpts from Seneca's moral philosophies into the text. This juxtaposition of Seneca's calm, rational thought with the passionate, highly theatrical language of his play creates an exciting synergy of powerful emotional and intellectual appeal. Seneca believes that human beings live at the whim of blind chance or divine will. How do we face a tragedy not of our own making? How do we respond to something beyond our control? Seneca's central philosophical tenet is that we must try to accept suffering with dignity, grace, and mercy: a philosophy as relevant today, in a world filled with repeated horrors against innocents, as it was in ancient times.

The Satyricon: AND The Apocolocyntosis (Paperback, Rev. Ed): Petronius Arbiter, Lucius Annaeus Seneca The Satyricon: AND The Apocolocyntosis (Paperback, Rev. Ed)
Petronius Arbiter, Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Translated by J.P. Sullivan
R324 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R62 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In The Satyricon, the racy adventures of the impotent Encolpius and his friends and lovers provide the definitive portrait of the age of Nero. The Apocolocyntosis is a malicious skit on the "deification of Claudius the Clod," designed by Seneca to ingratiate himself with Claudius's successor, Nero.

Habits for Happiness - Unselfishness approach to Living a HAPPY Good Life with Positive Thinking. A Collection of Writings of... Habits for Happiness - Unselfishness approach to Living a HAPPY Good Life with Positive Thinking. A Collection of Writings of Nietzsche Seneca Hesse and other authors of Stoic self-improvement Thought (Paperback)
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Boethius
R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Selected Essays of Seneca and the Satire on the Deification of Claudius (Paperback): Lucius Annaeus Seneca Selected Essays of Seneca and the Satire on the Deification of Claudius (Paperback)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
L. Annaeus Seneca on Benefits - Addressed to Aebutius Liberalis (Paperback): Lucius Annaeus Seneca L. Annaeus Seneca on Benefits - Addressed to Aebutius Liberalis (Paperback)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Selected Essays of Seneca and the Satire on the Deification of Claudius (Hardcover): Lucius Annaeus Seneca Selected Essays of Seneca and the Satire on the Deification of Claudius (Hardcover)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hardship and Happiness (Paperback): Lucius Annaeus Seneca Hardship and Happiness (Paperback)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Translated by Elaine Fantham, Harry M. Hine, James Ker, Gareth D. Williams
R734 R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Save R42 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE-65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and advisor to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes. Edited by Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this engaging collection helps restore Seneca--whose works have been highly praised by modern authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson--to his rightful place among the classical writers most widely studied in the humanities. Hardship and Happiness collects a range of essays intended to instruct, from consolations--works that offer comfort to someone who has suffered a personal loss--to pieces on how to achieve happiness or tranquility in the face of a difficult world. Expertly translated, the essays will be read and used by undergraduate philosophy students and experienced scholars alike.

The Phaedra (Latin, Paperback, Illustrated edition): Lucius Annaeus Seneca The Phaedra (Latin, Paperback, Illustrated edition)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Volume editing by Gilbert Lawall, Etc
R873 Discovery Miles 8 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This illustrated rapid reader includes an analysis of the play, vocabulary, study questions, stage directions, and a new translation of the Hippolytus by Euripides.

On the Shortness of Life, on Self-Control, and Other Essays (Paperback): Lucius Annaeus Seneca On the Shortness of Life, on Self-Control, and Other Essays (Paperback)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Of Clemency (Annotated) (Paperback): Aubrey Stewart Of Clemency (Annotated) (Paperback)
Aubrey Stewart; Lucius Annaeus Seneca
R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Seneca's Letters from a Stoic (Paperback): Lucius Annaeus Seneca Seneca's Letters from a Stoic (Paperback)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Translated by Richard Mott Gummere
R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Of Anger (Annotated) (Paperback): Aubrey Stewart Of Anger (Annotated) (Paperback)
Aubrey Stewart; Lucius Annaeus Seneca
R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
On Benefits (Annotated) (Paperback): Aubrey Stewart On Benefits (Annotated) (Paperback)
Aubrey Stewart; Lucius Annaeus Seneca
R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Of a Happy Life (Annotated) (Paperback): Aubrey Stewart Of a Happy Life (Annotated) (Paperback)
Aubrey Stewart; Lucius Annaeus Seneca
R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Opera Omnia Quae Supersunt; Volume 4 (Paperback): Lucius Annaeus Seneca Philosophus, Friedrich Ernst Ruhkopf Opera Omnia Quae Supersunt; Volume 4 (Paperback)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca Philosophus, Friedrich Ernst Ruhkopf
R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Omnia Opera Qu� Vulgo Exstant Sub Nomine L.A. Senec� Philosophica, Declamatoria, Tragica. 3 Pt. [in 9] (Paperback): Lucius... Omnia Opera Qu� Vulgo Exstant Sub Nomine L.A. Senec� Philosophica, Declamatoria, Tragica. 3 Pt. [in 9] (Paperback)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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