10th out of 35 books — 4 voters
This free and eloquent translation skillfully reproduces the imagery, power, and frequent irony and sarcasm of Seneca's language.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 23rd 1986 by Cornell University Press
(first published 1981)
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Seneca: Playwright, Philosopher, and Imperial Tutor
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known simply as Seneca) (ca. 4 BC – 65 AD) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. While he was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors, he may...moreMore about Seneca...