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    Description'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.


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    Title
    Dialogues and Essays
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Translated by John Davie
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199552405
    ISBN 10: 0199552401
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: PN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 929.1072
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25770
    B&T General Subject: 610
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    B&T Approval Code: A10201500
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190
    B&T Approval Code: A10201530
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    DC22: 878.0109
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, DNL
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    John Davie has translated all of Euripides' plays for Penguin Classics.
    Table of contents
    On Providence ; On Anger, Book 3 ; Consolation to Marcia ; On the Happy Life ; On the Tranquillity of the Mind ; On the Shortness of Life ; Consolation to Helvia ; On Mercy ; Natural Questions, Book 6: On Earthquakes