Book VIII. To Serenus. On Leisure with great accord commend to us the vices. Although we attempt nothing else that would be beneficial, nevertheless. Also known as Seneca the Younger; Roman stoic philosopher, statesman, Of Leisure (De Otio) · Of Peace of Mind (De Tranquillitate Animi). Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics: Seneca: De otio; De brevitate vitae by Seneca, , available at Book Depository with free delivery.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Only then is it possible for us to maintain what we have once resolved upon, when there is no one who can interfere and with the help of the senefa turn aside our decision while it is still weak; only then is it possible for life, in which we are now distracted by the most diverse aims, to progress along an even and single course.

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Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics: Seneca: De otio; De brevitate vitae

In his brief survey of Senecan language and stylewhich nicely updates and complements that of Summers, 3 W. A central preoccupation of both senecq is to promote the benefits of an inner existence of the personal, insulated against the pressures of everyday life.

Phaedra Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. Other books in this series. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This assertion is surely controversial: This edition of Seneca’s De otio and De brevitate senfca introduces undergraduates and more advanced students to Senecan philosophy. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

Catilinarians Marcus Tullius Cicero. Ale rated it really liked it Oct 21, I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? In this respect this edition emphasizes the relevance of the Senecan message to modern reflection on the claims of the ‘balanced’ life and on the complex relationship of the individual to society. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I dialogi, 2 vols. The Best Books of No absolute certainty about the date of writing is possible, but since the contents of the work parallel Seneca’s own withdrawal into private life near the end of his life it is thought by a majority of critics to have been written around 62 AD or shortly after.


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The short treatises De otio and De brevitate vitae balance each other by representing different but complementary aspects of Senecan philosophy: Thus, there is no mention of the fact that Seneca wrote tragedies, or that he wrote three consolations — his first and most clearly datable cluster of writings — although the Consolatio ad Helviam seeneca suddenly invoked on p.

Writing, identity, and empire in ancient Rome Princeton, ; “Seneca’s renown: While it is not possible to illustrate all the virtues of W. Another slight weakness is the uneven coverage of Seneca’s prose rhythm, a distinctive and significant element of his writing.