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Published: 11 September 2008

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780199552405

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Dialogues and Essays

Translated by John Davie and Edited by Tobias Reinhardt

Oxford World's Classics

  • The fullest translation of Seneca's treatises (dialogues and essays) in print, showing the range of Seneca's philosophical interests in its most accessible form.
  • John Davie's translations are modern and readable and reflect Seneca's desire to make Stoic teaching accessible and comprehensible.
  • Tobias Reinhardt's introduction is wide ranging and as well as covering Seneca's career, literary style, and influence,includes a masterly summary of Stoic philosophy and Seneca's interpretation of it. His notes are the fullest of any comparable edition.
  • Seneca's philosophical writings on subjects such as the shortness of life, anger, tranquillity of mind, and consolations for grief on the loss of a loved one, are strikingly applicable to our modern world.

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