Dialogues and Letters (Paperback)
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Short Description for Dialogues and Letters 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".
- Published: 01 November 1997
- Format: Paperback 160 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780140446791 ISBN 10: 0140446796
- Sales rank: 204,857
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A major writer and a leading figure in the public life of Rome, Seneca (c. 4BC AD 65) ranks among the most eloquent and influential masters of Latin prose. 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.