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Dialogues And Letters



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Author: Seneca
ISBN: 9780140446791
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 1997
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 197mm x 134mm x 10mm
Format: Paperback / softback

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 of Life and On Tranquillity of Mind are lucid and compelling explorations of Stoic thought. Witty and self-critical, the Letters – written to his young friend Lucilius – explore Seneca’s struggle to acquire philosophical wisdom. A fascinating insight into one of the greatest minds of Ancient Rome, these works inspired writers and thinkers including Montaigne, Rousseau, and Bacon, and continue to intrigue and enlighten.