By John G. Fitch

Seneca used to be a guy of many elements: statesman, dramatist, thinker, prose stylist. His existence was once marked via extremes of fortune - extremes which are mirrored in a lot of his writing, and within the vicissitudes of his acceptance in later centuries. This quantity brings jointly a few amazing essays written approximately him during the last 4 many years, and illustrates the variety of ways through which glossy critics have tried to appreciate this multifaceted determine. simply as Seneca's writings usually mirror his instances, so present severe techniques usually mirror matters in modern idea and society. numerous of the essays were revised by means of their authors for this quantity, and of them are translated for the 1st time. a brand new advent areas the articles in the context of modern educational idea and feedback. All Latin has been translated.

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