New PDF release: Anger, Mercy, Revenge (The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus

By Lucius Annaeus Seneca,Robert A. Kaster,Martha C. Nussbaum

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) used to be a Roman Stoic thinker, dramatist, statesman, and adviser to the emperor Nero, all in the course of the Silver Age of Latin literature. the total Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a clean and compelling sequence of latest English-language translations of his works in 8 obtainable volumes. Edited by means of world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this attractive assortment restores Seneca—whose works were hugely praised by way of glossy authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson—to his rightful position one of the classical writers most generally studied within the humanities.

Anger, Mercy, Revenge contains 3 key writings: the ethical essays On Anger and On Clemency—which have been penned as suggestion for the then younger emperor, Nero—and the Apocolocyntosis, an excellent satire lampooning the top of the reign of Claudius. good friend and educate, in addition to thinker, Seneca welcomed the age of Nero in tones alternately critical, poetic, and comic—making Anger, Mercy, Revenge a piece simply as advanced, astute, and impressive as its author.

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