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    Seneca: Moral and Political Essays (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought) (Paperback) By (author) Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Edited by John M. Cooper, Edited by J.F. Procope, Translated by John M. Cooper, Series edited by Raymond Geuss, Series edited by Quentin Skinner

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    DescriptionThis volume offers clear and forceful contemporary translations of the most important of Seneca's 'Moral Essays': On Anger, On Mercy, On the Private Life and the first four books of On Favours. They give an attractive, full picture of the social and moral outlook of an ancient Stoic thinker intimately involved in the governance of the Roman empire in the mid first century of the Christian era. A general introduction describes Seneca's life and career and explains the fundamental ideas underlying the Stoic moral, social and political philosophy that informs the essays. Individual introductions, footnotes and biographical notes place the essays in their historical and philosophical contexts, and further assistance to students is provided by section headings in the translations which organize the principal transitions in the argument and the more unfamiliar aspects of Seneca's writing.

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    Seneca: Moral and Political Essays
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Edited by John M. Cooper, Edited by J.F. Procope, Translated by John M. Cooper, Series edited by Raymond Geuss, Series edited by Quentin Skinner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 366
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521348188
    ISBN 10: 0521348188

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    BISAC V2.8: POL018000
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    LC classification: BJ214.S3 E5 1995
    Thema V1.0: JPA, JBCC9
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    biographical notes, index
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    30 June 1995
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    Review quote
    " This excellent new translation (with an introduction and notes) of On Anger, On Mercy, On the Private Life, and On Favours will be extremely helpful to those interested in Stoic ethics and also to those whose interest is in ancient political thought, the Roman use of Greek ideas, or the thought of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century European writers like Clavin, Montaigne, and Lipsius, whom Seneca influenced." Ethics "Cooper and Procope in this volume have presented students with a very useful and valuable aide for the study of Stoic political philosophy." International Studies in Philosophy
    Table of contents
    Editors' notes; General introduction; Abbreviations; On Anger; On Mercy; On the Private Life; On Favours; Biographical notes; Index.