Dialogues and Letters by Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Dialogues and Letters by Lucius Annaeus Seneca ISBN: 9780140446791. A selection of dialogues and letters from one of the most influential masters of Latin prose. This text includes “Consolation to Helvia” written to Seneca’s mother to soothe the pain of separation, and the dialogues of “On the Shortness of Life”, and “On Tranquility of Mind”.

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This selection explores his thoughts on philosophy and the trials of life. In the Consolation to Helvia he strives to offer solace to his mother, following his exile in AD 41, while On the Shortness of Life and On Tranquillity of Mind are lucid and compelling explorations of Stoic thought. Witty and self-critical, the Letters – written to his young friend Lucilius – explore Seneca’s struggle to acquire philosophical wisdom. A fascinating insight into one of the greatest minds of Ancient Rome, these works inspired writers and thinkers including Montaigne, Rousseau, and Bacon, and continue to intrigue and enlighten.

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Weight 114 g
Dimensions 197 × 134 × 10 mm
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