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    DescriptionSeneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) ca. 4 BCE, of a prominent and wealthy family, spent an ailing childhood and youth at Rome in an aunt's care. He became famous in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial service. After some disgrace during Claudius' reign he became tutor and then, in 54 CE, advising minister to Nero, some of whose worst misdeeds he did not prevent. Involved (innocently?) in a conspiracy, he killed himself by order in 65. Wealthy, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of pain and death, he preached scorn of both; and there were other contrasts between practice and principle. 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, forgivenessand 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. The 124 epistles are collected in Volumes IVVI of the Loeb Classical Library's ten-volume edition of Seneca.


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    Title
    Epistulae Morales: Letters I-LXV v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Translated by R.M. Gummere
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 484
    Width: 115 mm
    Height: 168 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 325 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674990845
    ISBN 10: 0674990846
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T General Subject: 170
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    Abridged Dewey: 920
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: D
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, PHI002000
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    DC21: 188
    DC22: 188
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    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    LOEB
    Publication date
    01 December 1917
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass