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  • On the Shortness of Lifeby Seneca

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 7.04

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals... more...

  • Dialogues and Lettersby Seneca

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 14.09

    A major writer and a leading figure in the public life of Rome, Seneca (c. 4BC-AD 65) ranks among the most eloquent and influential masters of Latin prose. This selection explores his thoughts on philosophy and the trials of life. In the Consolation to Helvia he strives to offer solace to his mother, following his exile in AD 41, while On the Shortness... more...

  • Letters from a Stoicby Seneca

    Xist Publishing 2016; US$ 0.99

    Seneca's Letters in One Volume ?What really ruins our character is the fact that none of us looks back over his life.?-Seneca, Letters from a Stoic Read the stoic wisdom collected in one ebook. These letters illustrate the ideals admired by the Stoics and reveal how far in advance of his time were many of Seneca's ideas. This book has been... more...

  • The Satyricon: the Apocolocyntosisby Petronius; Seneca

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 15.50

    Perhaps the strangest - and most strikingly modern - work to survive from the ancient world, The Satyricon relates the hilarious mock epic adventures of the impotent Encolpius, and his struggle to regain virility. Here Petronius brilliantly brings to life the courtesans, legacy-hunters, pompous professors and dissolute priestesses of the age - and,... more...

  • On Benefitsby Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Lucius Annaeus Seneca, also known as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger, was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman and dramatist, who also acted as a tutor and adviser to emperor Nero. Seneca spoke of addressing life's issue through practical steps and considered it important that an individual faces their own mortality. more...

  • Six Tragediesby Seneca; Emily Wilson

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    This is a lively, readable and accurate verse translation of the six best plays by one of the most influential of all classical Latin writers. The volume includes Phaedra, Oedipus, Medea, Trojan Women, Hercules Furens, and Thyestes, together with an invaluable introduction and notes. more...

  • Selected Lettersby Seneca; Elaine Fantham

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    This is the largest selection of Stoic philosopher and tragedian Seneca's letters currently available. In them Seneca advises his friend Lucilius on how to do without what is superfluous, whether on the subject of happiness, riches, reputation, or the emotions. We learn too about Seneca's personal and political life in the time of Nero. more...

  • Phaedra and Other Playsby Seneca; R. Scott Smith

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09

    Living in Rome under Caligula and later a tutor to Nero, Seneca witnessed the extremes of human behaviour. His shocking and bloodthirsty plays not only reflect a brutal period of history but also show how guilt, sorrow, anger and desire lead individuals to violence. The hero of Hercules Insane saves his own family from slaughter, only to commit further... more...

  • Four Tragedies and Octaviaby Seneca; E. Watling

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 14.09

    Based on the legends used in Greek drama, Seneca's plays are notable for the exuberant ruthlessness with which disastrous events are foretold and then pursued to their tragic and often bloodthirsty ends. Thyestes depicts the menace of an ancestral curse hanging over two feuding brothers, while Phaedra portrays a woman tormented by fatal passion for... more...

  • On Benefitsby L. Annaeus Seneca

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    A satirical and philosophical essay comprising of seven books. An insightful and inspirational classic! more...