Dialogues and Letters

Dialogues and Letters


Translator: C. D. N. Costa

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140446791
  • 160 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Included in this volume are the dialogues On the Shortness of Life and On Tranquility of Mind, which are eloquent classic statements of Stoic ideals of fortitude and self-reliance. This selection also features extracts from Natural Questions, Seneca’s exploration of such phenomena as the cataracts of the Nile and earthquakes, and the Consolation of Helvia, in which he tenderly tries to soothe his mother’s pain at their separation.

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Table of Contents

Dialogues and Letters – Seneca Preface
Introduction
A Note on the Text
Further Reading
Dialogues
Consolation to Helvia
On Tranquillity of Mind
On the Shortness of Life
Letters
Letter 24
Letter 57
Letter 79
Letter 110
from Natural Questions
1. praef. 1-10 [Seneca urges Lucilius to enjoy the inspiration and benefits of philosophical study]
4A.2.4-6 [The Cataracts of the Nile]
6.1.4-7 [The terrors of earthquakes]
Notes
Index
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