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  • Title: Dialogues and Essays
  • Author: Seneca John Davie
  • ISBN: 9780192807144
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback

  • Dialogues and Essays By Seneca John Davie This superb volume offers the finest translation of Seneca s dialogues and essays in print, capturing the full range of his philosophical interests Here the Stoic philosopher 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 intThis superb volume offers the finest translation of Seneca s dialogues and essays in print, capturing the full range of his philosophical interests Here the Stoic philosopher 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, tranquility 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 by John Davies with Tobias Reinhardt s fascinating introduction to Seneca s career, literary style, and influence, including a superb summary of Stoic philosophy and Seneca s interpretation of it The book s notes are the fullest of any comparable edition.De Providentia, De Ira, Ad Helviam matrem De consolatione, De Vita Beata, De Tranquillitate Animi, De Brevitate Vit , Ad Marciam De consolatione, De Clemantia, Naturales quaestiones book 6 On Earthquakes.
    Seneca John Davie
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca often known simply as Seneca ca 4 BC 65 AD was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero While he was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, the last of the Julio Claudian emperors, he may have been innocent.

    Dialogues and Essays By Seneca John Davie

    Commentaires:

    Stephen
    Care to read the thoughts of a man chosen to tutor an emperor Seneca the Younger lived in the opening century of the Roman Empire, and was such an accomplished author that even the early Roman Church tried to claim him I ve previously read a collection of his letters Letters from a Stoic , part of an exchange between Seneca and his friend Lucilius, but Analogs and Essays is far sharply focused The theme of the letters ran toward the general here, Seneca writes on particular topics, beginning wi [...]

    Evan Leach
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca was an interesting man His father, Seneca the Elder, was afamous teacher of rhetoric His older brother Junius Annaeus Gallio was proconsul of Achaea during the 50s and makes an appearance in the Bible, where he lets the Apostle Paul off the hook The younger Seneca was a tutor and advisor to Emperor Nero, one of the wealthiest men of his day, and one of the most prolific writers of the 1st century.Seneca s surviving writings include nine tragedies, 124 letters, a satire and [...]

    Doug Craig
    Seneca, what can you say Montaigne read him centuries ago stating he could not read him for than fifteen minutes at a sitting With modern lighting and my spectacles, I am able to read for a half hour Seneca s pr Christianity sophistic philosophy view is disturbingly relevant to our so called modern advanced life.

    Carsten
    in a way the mother of all self help books but since it is a classic way cheaper makes one realize that humans have been looking for advice about how to deal with life forever while seneca might not be the smoothest of these advice givers he certainly he can claim first dips on a lot of the advice folks like dr phil make sound like they invited it themselves.

    Blair
    Another classic of Stoic philosophy Seneca s writing is pretty timeless and still has lots of relevant advice for people today He draws on lots of historical examples to illustrate his points which are fascinating in themselves His prose is a bit engaging than that of Epictetus.

    Vince Potenza
    Marvelous lengthy exposition from the famous Roman Stoic and advisor to the young Nero The last essay, On Earthquakes, is of historical interest only Naturally the science is totally wrong.

    Lucian McMahon
    I like Epictetus better, Seneca can be a little long winded.

    James Violand
    Excellent If only would read him Seneca and the Stoics had a marvelous way of looking at life A very wise man We should imitate him.

    Michael A
    I think I was in the middle of On Tranquillity of the Mind when I came to the realization that I just couldn t keep reading this.Unfortunately for Seneca, he doesn t rate very high either as a thinker or as a self aware individual You see, I usually use Wittgenstein as a point of comparison Wittgenstein is amazing to me not only for making many lucid points about language and certainty but also in how he was able to self reflect about his own worth as a thinker Somehow this man managed to re inv [...]

    Dean Lloyd
    When opening this book I could not have foretold how much impact it would have on me I was blown away by Seneca s insightful writings and they have had a profound and lasting impact on me I have been reading and Stoic teachings but to have the practical application, albeit two thousand years old, so eloquently directed could not have made a greater impression It s a book I will undoubtedly return to as I continue my education in this field.

    Hector Puigcerver
    I enjoyed specially the first dialog On Providence, in which Seneca is conversing with his friend Lucilius And the type of advice on how to live our lives that he is giving to his beloved friend is just timeless.One just has to understand what bad means bad for the wise man would be to have bad thoughts, to commit crimes, to desire money or fame.

    Ross Cohen
    Seneca s writings are crowded with truths Excellent, if occasionally in need of paring down.

    Khands
    Excellent insights into the stoic philosophy.

    Annie James
    I ought to reflect later on the segments On the Happy Life and On the Shortness of Life for which I ve notes.

    Nick
    Love, hate, happiness, sadness, wisdom, virtue Seneca gives us authentic lessons on life that are practical to this day A great read to keep grounded.

    Gavin
    I m not going to try and convince you that you have to read this I m just going to say that if you don t your life will be shorter.

    Joe Newell
    This book has been life changing for me Perhaps one of the ten most significant books I ve ever read So powerful and deep and life altering.

    Rick
    Well worth reading Seneca lived at the same time as Jesus Christ, Caligula, and Nero, and personally tutored Nero when he was a boy He has many wise observations about adversity, grief, mortality, and achievement He is another classic among Classical writers.

    Priyank Bhavsar
    had he cared for a side business, he could have definitely been a successful anger management counsel.

    Waleed
    A good book for hard times

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