Selected letters
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Published
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
ISBN
9780199533213, 0199533210, 9780199576968, 0199576963
Physical Desc
xlii, 314 pages ; 20 cm
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Published
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780199533213, 0199533210, 9780199576968, 0199576963

Notes

General Note
Translated from the Latin.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxvii-xl) and index.
Description
"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."--Pub. desc
Language
Translated from the Latin.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Seneca, L. A., & Fantham, E. (2010). Selected letters . Oxford University Press.

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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D and Elaine. Fantham. 2010. Selected Letters. Oxford University Press.

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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D and Elaine. Fantham. Selected Letters Oxford University Press, 2010.

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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, and Elaine Fantham. Selected Letters Oxford University Press, 2010.

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