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    Description'You ask what is the proper measure of wealth? The best measure is to have what is necessary, and next best, to have enough. Keep well!' The letters written by the Stoic philosopher and tragedian Seneca to his friend Lucilius are in effect moral essays, whose purpose is to reinforce Lucilius' struggle to achieve wisdom and serenity, uninfluenced by worldly emotions. Seneca advises his friend on how to do without what is superfluous, whether on the subject of happiness, riches, reputation, or the emotions. The letters include literary critical discussions, moral exhortation, exemplary heroes and episodes from Roman history, and a lurid picture of contemporary luxury. We learn about Seneca's household and estates and about life in the time of Nero; the topic of death is never far away. This readable new translation is the largest selection of Seneca's letters currently available. Accompanied by an invaluable introduction and notes, it opens a window on to Seneca's world. 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
    Selected Letters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Translated by Elaine Fantham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199533213
    ISBN 10: 0199533210
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    LC classification: B618 .A4 2010
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    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Elaine Fantham is the author of Women in the Classical World: image and text (OUP, 1994) and The Roman World of Cicero De Oratore (OUP, 2004). For OWC she has introduced Virgil's Georgics and Ahl's translation of the Aeneid.