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A student's Seneca : ten letters and selections from De providentia and De vita beata / with notes and commentary by M.D. Usher.

Author/Creator:
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D., author.
Standardized Title:
Works. Selections. 2006
Publication:
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2006] , ©2006
Format/Description:
Book
xxiv, 181 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D. -- Correspondence.
Philosophers -- Rome -- Correspondence.
Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800.
Philosophy -- Early works to 1800.
Ethics -- Early works to 1800.
Latin language -- Readers.
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.
Conduct of life
Ethics
Latin language.
Philosophers.
Philosophy
Rome (Empire)
Form/Genre:
Latin letters.
Early works.
Readers.
Records and correspondence.
Language:
Texts in Latin; preface, introduction, notes and commentaries in English.
Summary:
"This useful student edition presents ten of Seneca's best-known letters as well as selections from two of his philosophical essays, De providentia and De vita beata. A leading proponent of Stoicism, Seneca has influenced writers and thinkers throughout the centuries. Seneca's letters and essays are ideally suitable for intermediate-level Latin students. Written in a clear and crisp style, they are universal in scope and psychological in orientation. Thus students can appreciate these works without having detailed knowledge of the historical period in which they were composed. In addition, in our own era of electronic entertainment and conspicuous consumption, Seneca's advocacy of a simple life resonates deeply with modern readers." "M.D. Usher has arranged the selections by theme, length, and degree of difficulty. Each selection is introduced by a brief summary of its significance. Usher also provides line-by-line notes on grammar, style, and content, and a vocabulary listing all Latin words found in the texts."--Jacket.
Contents:
part 1. Latin texts: Letter 60
Letters 5
Letter 43
Letter 84
Letter 56
Letter 28
Letter 44
Letter 47
Letter 62
Letter 18
Selections from "De providentia"
Selections from "De vita beata."
part 2. Notes and commentary.
Notes:
Revised and expanded edition of: Letters of Seneca / Seneca ; selected, with notes and commentary, M.D. Usher. Newburyport, MA : Focus, 2000.
Includes bibliographical references.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2006
Contributor:
Usher, M. D. (Mark David), 1966- compiler, editor.
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Contains:
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D. Epistulae morales ad Lucilium. Selections (Usher). Latin. 2006.
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D. De providentia. Selections (Usher). Latin. 2006.
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D. De vita beata. Selections (Usher). Latin. 2006.
Other format:
Online version: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D. Selections. 2006. Student's Seneca.
ISBN:
0806137444
9780806137445
OCLC:
61362238
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