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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See and discover other items: I did find the convention for abbreviating the titles of Senecan prose works, though consistently applied, to be itself inconsistent. The work concerns the rational use of spare time, whereby one can still actively aid humankind by engaging in wider questions about nature and the universe.

He also notes the religious overtones of “contemplatur” “possibly hinting at the cosmos as a templum “, with references to Cic. Another slight weakness is the uneven coverage of Seneca’s prose rhythm, a distinctive and significant element of his writing.

Scott Smith, University of New Hampshire, New England Classical Journal “The two works included in this volume are complementary and contain a great deal of interest to students of Roman culture and ancient philosophy. Trivia About De Otio; de Brevi The commentary addresses most types of question that are likely to arise otioo readers, from assistance with difficult or complex language keyed to OLD, Gildersleeve and Lodge, df Lausberg to rich background on the philosophical, historical, and literary aspects of the text.


We find pleasure first in one and then in another, and the trouble is that our choices are not only wrong, but also fickle. Annaei Senecae Dialogorum libri x, xi, xii Cambridge, De Otio; de Brevitate Vitae.

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A seminar with Michel Foucault Amherst, While he was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, the last senefa the Julio-Claudian emperors, he may have been innocent. Open Preview See a Problem? Phaedra Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Michela Santoro rated it really liked it Apr 22, Julliette rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Select Letters Marcus Tullius Cicero. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


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Lamentably, recent English translations of these works are available only in separate anthologies. Hadot’s relatively depoliticized notions of a “view from above” and “cosmic consciousness” stand as W. Michel Foucault, The otoi of the self, vol. For among all the rest of our ills this is the worst—the habit of changing our very vices.

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

Given that he frequently assists the reader by referring to topoi and genres at play in Seneca’s writing e. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

De Longitudine Et Brevitate Vitae. Dialogues and letters New York: Excellent commentary by a well-regarded scholar. The addressee has been erased but appears to have been seven letters long and is assumed to have been Seneca’s friend Serenus.

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