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Seneca: De otio; De brevitate vitae

Seneca: De otio; De brevitate vitae

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  • Date Published: February 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521588065

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  • This edition of Seneca's De otio and De brevitate vitae introduces undergraduates and more advanced students to Senecan philosophy. Both texts promote the benefits of living an inner existence insulated from everyday pressures. This edition emphasizes the relevance of the provocative Senecan message of a "balanced" life and his views on the complex relationship of the individual to society.

    • First modern commentary in English on both works
    • Emphasises the new literary-philosophical message, marrying the interpretation of the philosophy with the way in which the philosophy is presented
    • Full linguistic help provided to help students read and appreciate the text
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...scholarly and comprehensive...will be useful (indeed, essential) for Senecan scholars and their graduate students."
    -Mark Morford, University of Virginia, The Classical Outlook

    "This excellent addition to the Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics fills a great void and is hence welcome indeed."
    -R. Scott Smith, University of New Hampshire, New England Classical Journal

    "The two works included in this volume are complementary and contain a great deal of interest to students of Roman culture and ancient philosophy."
    -Classical World

    "The volume would...make an attractive choice for study even at the undergraduate level, for the two dialogues offered here are among the most accessible of Seneca's shorter works."
    -Margaret Graver, Department of Classics, Dartmouth College, Ancient Philosophy

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521588065
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 188 x 123 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • availability: Available
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    G. D. Williams, Columbia University, New York
    G. D. Williams is Associate Professor of Classics at Columbia University and author of Banished Voices (1994; 0521 451361).

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