Dialogues and Letters

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Mai 1997



Accused of conspiring against the emperor Nero, Seneca was commanded to commit suicide, which he did in characteristic Stoic manner. Included in this volume are his dialogues ON THE SHORTNESS OF LIFE and ON TRANQUILITY OF MIND; also extracts from NATURAL QUESTIONS and the CONSOLATION TO HELVIA. Seneca's prose works were admired by the major literary figures of Elizabethan England. 160 pp.


C. D. N. COSTA is Professor of Classics and Chairman of the School of Antiquity at Birmingham University. His main research has been writing commentaries on the world of Seneca, Letters, Dialogues and the tragedy Medea, and he has also edited Lucretius V and a book of essays on Horace. Some of his translations of Seneca's Letters have been given broadcast readings by Paul Scofield on BBC Radio 3.
EAN: 9780140446791
ISBN: 0140446796
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1997
Seitenanzahl: 160 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von C. D. N. Costa
Format: kartoniert
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