Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 August 2009

304 Pages

5-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199552405

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Dialogues and Essays

John Davie and Tobias Reinhardt 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
  • Tobias Reinhardt's introduction ranges widely--covering Seneca's career, literary style, and influence--and 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.