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Seneca: Moral and Political Essays (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

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Are there no limits to human cruelty? Is there any divine justice? Do the gods even matter if they do not occupy themselves with rewarding virtue and punishing wickedness? Seneca's plays might be dismissed as bombastic and extravagant answers to such questions--if so much of human history were not Senecan in its absurdity, melodrama, and terror. Here is an honest artist confronting the irrationality and cruelty of his world--the Rome of Caligula, Claudius, and Nero--and his art reflects the stress of the encounter. The surprise, perhaps, is that Seneca's world is so like our own.

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Translations of significant political writings of Seneca, the most important Stoic philosopher.

Synopsis:

New translations of the most important of Seneca's "Moral Essays": On Anger, On Mercy, On the Private Life, and the first four books of On Favours reveal the social and moral outlook of an ancient Stoic thinker. A General Introduction provides information on the philosopher's life.

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This volume offers new translations of the most important of Seneca's "Moral Essays": On Anger, On Mercy, On the Private Life, and the first four books of On Favours. They give a full picture of the social and moral outlook of an ancient Stoic thinker. A General Introduction describes Seneca's life and career and explains the fundamental ideas underlying the Stoic moral, social and political philosophy in the essays. Individual introductions, footnotes and biographical notes explain their historical and philosophical contexts.

Synopsis:

New translations of significant political writings of Seneca, the most important Stoic philosopher.

Table of Contents

On anger — On mercy — On the private life — On favours.

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9780521348188
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Cooper, John M.
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Procope, J. F.
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Cooper, John M.
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Skinner, Quentin
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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
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Cooper, John M.
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Geuss, Raymond
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J. F. Procop
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Procope, J. F.
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Cambridge University Press
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Cambridge ;
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General
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Reference
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Philosophy
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History & Theory
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Ethics
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Ancient
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Government and political science
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Conduct of life
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Political ethics
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Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800.
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Political ethics -- Early works to 1800.
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Ethics -- Early works to 1800
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History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
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General Political Science
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Ethics--Early works to 1800 Ethics--Early wor
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Politics - General
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Trade paper
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Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
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no. 4024
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20150131
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Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
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Yes
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366
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8.11x5.58x.93 in. 1.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Translations of significant political writings of Seneca, the most important Stoic philosopher.
"Synopsis" by , New translations of the most important of Seneca's "Moral Essays": On Anger, On Mercy, On the Private Life, and the first four books of On Favours reveal the social and moral outlook of an ancient Stoic thinker. A General Introduction provides information on the philosopher's life.
"Synopsis" by , This volume offers new translations of the most important of Seneca's "Moral Essays": On Anger, On Mercy, On the Private Life, and the first four books of On Favours. They give a full picture of the social and moral outlook of an ancient Stoic thinker. A General Introduction describes Seneca's life and career and explains the fundamental ideas underlying the Stoic moral, social and political philosophy in the essays. Individual introductions, footnotes and biographical notes explain their historical and philosophical contexts.
"Synopsis" by , New translations of significant political writings of Seneca, the most important Stoic philosopher.
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