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    Moral Essays: De Providentia De Constantiade Ira De Cementia v. 1 (Loeb Classical Library) (Hardback) By (author) Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Translated by J.W. Basore

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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, forgiveness and 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. His moral essays are collected in Volumes IIII of the Loeb Classical Library's ten-volume edition of Seneca.


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    Title
    Moral Essays: De Providentia De Constantiade Ira De Cementia v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Translated by J.W. Basore
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 470
    Width: 114 mm
    Height: 168 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674992368
    ISBN 10: 0674992369
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
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    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
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    Abridged Dewey: 188
    DC22: 878
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 878
    LC classification: PA6156.S4 N3 1971
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, DNL
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    LOEB
    Publication date
    07 February 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass