Seneca: Selected Dialogues and Consolations

Hackett Publishing
1
Free sample

Seneca's dialogues--as his epistolary essays have traditionally been known--offer an ideal path into the philosophical thought of first-century Rome's most famous Stoic, whose compelled suicide in 65 CE (by order of his former pupil Emperor Nero) drew comparisons to the death of Socrates.

Notable for, among other things, their portrait of a providential universe and defense of the life of virtue, the nine dialogues included in this volume illustrate the deeply intertwined cosmological and moral arguments of ancient Rome’s chief philosophical alternative to Epicureanism and Academic Skepticism.  

Peter J. Anderson's new translation conveys the distinctive character of Seneca's style, while striving for accuracy and consistency in its renderings of key terms. His Introduction discusses the dialogues as works of art and situates them in the context of ancient Stoic philosophy as well as the wider philosophical scene. Notes and a glossary are also included.
Read more
Collapse

More by Seneca the Younger

See more
4.0
1 total
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Hackett Publishing
Read more
Collapse
Published on
Mar 5, 2015
Read more
Collapse
Pages
256
Read more
Collapse
ISBN
9781624663703
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Language
English
Read more
Collapse
Genres
History / Ancient / General
History / Ancient / Rome
Read more
Collapse
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Collapse
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more
Collapse
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
 Commonly regarded as the last major historian of the ancient Western world, Procopius of Caesarea accompanied the Roman general Belisarius in the wars of the Emperor Justinian. Procopius became the principal historian of the sixth century, writing the major work ‘The Wars of Justinian, in addition to ‘The Buildings of Justinian’ and the infamous ‘Secret History’. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts.  This comprehensive eBook presents Procopius’ complete extant works, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions, special dual Greek and English text and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Procopius’ life and works

* Features the complete extant works of Procopius, in both English translation and the original Greek

* Concise introductions to the historical books

* Includes H. B. Dewing’s translations, previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Procopius

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Easily locate the books or sections you want to read with detailed contents tables

* Includes Procopius’ rare work THE BUILDINGS OF JUSTINIAN, first time in digital print

* Provides a special dual English and Greek text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students

* Features a bonus biography – discover Procopius’ ancient world

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to explore our range of Ancient Classics titles or buy the entire series as a Super Set


CONTENTS:


The Translations

THE WARS OF JUSTINIAN

SECRET HISTORY

THE BUILDINGS OF JUSTINIAN


The Greek Texts

LIST OF GREEK TEXTS


The Dual Texts

DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXTS


The Biography

INTRODUCTION TO PROCOPIUS by H. B. Dewing


Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles


 Florus, the author of ‘Epitome of Roman History’, was reportedly born in Africa and lived in Rome during Hadrian’s time. He wrote in a concise and pointed rhetorical style, providing a summary of Roman history and wars in two books in order to show the greatness and decline of Roman morals, from the Founding of Rome to Augustus’ reign. A collection of short poems ascribed to a ‘Florus’ also survives from antiquity, though whether it was the same person as the ‘Epitome’ remains uncertain. Both texts are provided in this edition of ‘Florus’. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts.  This comprehensive eBook presents Florus’ complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Florus’ life and works

* Features the complete extant works of Florus, in both English translation and the original Latin

* Concise introductions to the texts

* Includes translations by E. S. Forster and J. Wight Duff, previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library editions of Florus

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables

* Includes Florus’ rare poetry, first time in digital print

* Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for students

* Features two bonus biographies


Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to explore our range of Ancient Classics titles or buy the entire series as a Super Set


CONTENTS:


The Translations

EPITOME OF ROMAN HISTORY

THE POEMS


The Latin Texts

LIST OF LATIN TEXTS


The Dual Texts

DUAL LATIN AND ENGLISH TEXTS


The Biographies

INTRODUCTION TO FLORUS, AUTHOR OF THE EPITOME by E. S. Forster

INTRODUCTION TO FLORUS, THE POET by J. Wight Duff


Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles


 Revered statesman and soldier, Cato the Elder was the first important writer in Latin prose. His work ‘On Agriculture’ is famed for its direct, wise and grimly humorous style, providing a valuable insight of a contemporary farmer’s work, as well as interesting details of Roman domestic life. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts.  This comprehensive eBook presents Cato’s complete extant works, with relevant illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Cato's life and works

* Features the complete extant work of Cato the Elder, in both English translation and the original Latin

* Concise introduction to ‘On Agriculture’

* Provides two translations: Fairfax Harrison and W. D. Hooper with H. B. Ash

* Includes the translation previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Cato

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables

* Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students

* Features four bonus biographies, including Plutarch’s ‘Life of Cato’ – discover Cato's ancient world

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to explore our range of Ancient Classics titles or buy the entire series as a Super Set


CONTENTS:


The Translations

ON AGRICULTURE

FAIRFAX HARRISON TRANSLATION

ASH AND HOOPER TRANSLATION


The Latin Text

CONTENTS OF THE LATIN TEXT


The Dual Text

DUAL LATIN AND ENGLISH TEXT


The Biographies

CATO THE ELDER by Plutarch

MARCUS PORCIUS CATO by Cornelius Nepos

CATO MAIOR DE SENECTUTE (On Old Age) by Cicero

MARCUS PORCIUS CATO



Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles


 The leading orator and rhetorician of his age, Fronto has left behind an invaluable correspondence, providing a window into the aristocratic life and literary culture of second century Rome. His letters reveal the author’s strong stylistic views and dislike of Stoicism.  Charting his family joys and sorrows, they highlight the glory and dangers of serving as a prominent figure in the palace. His correspondence also constructs a detailed account of the day to day life in the Senate, literary salons and the bustling law courts. However, their principal distinction is the historic and personal account of the relationship shared between the master and his illustrious student Marcus Aurelius, his chief correspondent. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts.  This comprehensive eBook presents Fronto’s complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Fronto’s life and works

* Features the complete extant works of Fronto, in both English translation and the original Latin

* Concise introduction to the author and text

* Includes C. R. Haines’ translation, previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Fronto

* Haines’ scholarly footnotes are included — ideal for classical students

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables

* Features a bonus biography — discover Fronto’s ancient world

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to explore our range of Ancient Classics titles or buy the entire series as a Super Set


CONTENTS:


The Translations

CORRESPONDENCE


The Latin Text

CONTENTS OF THE LATIN TEXT


The Biography

INTRODUCTION TO FRONTO by C. R. Haines


Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles



New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Foreign Affairs, and Kirkus Reviews
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction)
Shortlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History)
A San Francisco Chronicle Holiday Gift Guide Selection
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection

A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" (Atlantic).

 

In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome "with passion and without technical jargon" and demonstrates how "a slightly shabby Iron Age village" rose to become the "undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean" (Wall Street Journal). Hailed by critics as animating "the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant past vividly to life" (Economist) in a way that makes "your hair stand on end" (Christian Science Monitor) and spanning nearly a thousand years of history, this "highly informative, highly readable" (Dallas Morning News) work examines not just how we think of ancient Rome but challenges the comfortable historical perspectives that have existed for centuries. With its nuanced attention to class, democratic struggles, and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from the historical narrative for centuries, SPQR will to shape our view of Roman history for decades to come.

©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.