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Letters on Ethics: To Lucilius (The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Hardcover – November 20, 2015

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Editorial Reviews


“Excellent. . . . This is an exceptionally accessible text. . . that will be invaluable not only to those interested in the letters as literary artifacts that open an important window onto imperial Rome’s cultural life, but also to readers engaging with the letters philosophically, as the lively and urgent writings of one of classical antiquity’s most important ethicists. . . . Essential.”

“Translators Margaret Graver and A.A. Long should be commended for reintroducing the Letters to a new generation. . . . A Seneca as approachable and fresh as he was thousands of years ago.”
(American Conservative)

“[An] excellent book. . . . The Stoic ideas are as relevant now as they were in the days of the emperor Nero and [Graver and Long] have done Seneca (and us) a great service in making the old man speak so clearly once again.”
(Classics for All Reviews)

"Graver and Long successfully manage to draw the reader in. . . . An accurate, readable and well-annotated translation of Seneca's letters."
(Bryn Mawr Classical Review)

About the Author

Margaret Graver is the Aaron Lawrence Professor of Classics at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Cicero on the Emotions: Tusculan Disputations 3 and 4 and Stoicism and Emotion. A. A. Long is Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of many books on ancient philosophy, including Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life and Greek Models of Mind and Self.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.8 pounds
  • Hardcover : 604 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 022626517X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0226265179
  • Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press; 1st Edition (November 20, 2015)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 41 ratings