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              Tragedies: Volume II

              Tragedies: Volume II (Hardback)

              By Seneca; Edited and translated by Fitch, John G.

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              Seneca (ca. AD 4-65) authored verse tragedies that strongly influenced Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists. Plots are based on myth, but themes reflect imperial Roman politics. John G. Fitch has thoroughly revised his two-volume edition to take account of scholarship tha...t has appeared since its initial publication.
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              ISBN 9780674997189
              Released NZ 15 May 2018
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Loeb Classical Library
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              How to Keep Your Cool: An Ancient Guide to Anger Management
               

              How to Keep Your Cool: An Ancient Guide to Anger Management (Hardback)

              By Seneca; Introduction by Romm, James S.

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              Timeless wisdom on controlling anger in personal life and politics from the Roman Stoic philosopher and statesman Seneca In his essay On Anger (De Ira), the Roman Stoic thinker Seneca (c. 4 BC-65 AD) argues that anger is the most destructive passion: No plague has cost the human ...race more dear. This was proved by his own life, a life he barely preserved under one wrathful emperor, Caligula, and lost under a second, Nero. This splendid new translation of essential selections from On Anger, presented with an enlightening introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, offers readers a timeless guide to avoiding and managing anger. It vividly illustrates why the emotion is so dangerous and why controlling it would bring vast benefits to individuals and society. Drawing on his great arsenal of rhetoric, including historical examples (especially from Caligula's horrific reign), anecdotes, quips, and soaring flights of eloquence, Seneca builds his case against anger with mounting intensity. Like a fire-and-brimstone preacher, he paints a grim picture of the moral perils to which anger exposes us, tracing nearly all the world's evils to this one toxic source. But he then uplifts us with a beatific vision of the alternate path, a path of forgiveness and compassion that resonates with Christian and Buddhist ethics. Seneca's thoughts on anger have never been more relevant than today, when uncivil discourse has increasingly infected public debate. Whether seeking personal growth or political renewal, readers will find, in Seneca's wisdom, a valuable antidote to the ills of an angry age.
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              ISBN 9780691181950
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2019
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
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              Letters from a Stoic: The 124 Epistles of Seneca - Complete (Hardcover)
                

              Letters from a Stoic: The 124 Epistles of Seneca - Complete (Hardcover) (Hardback)

              By Seneca; Gummere, Richard Mott

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              This edition of Seneca's Epistles unites all 124 of the letters in a single volume, complete with thorough explanatory notes, an appendix, and an index of the names referred to in the text. The entirety of this compendium was penned by Seneca during his retirement and sent to his... friend Lucilius Junior, a procurator of Sicily. At this late stage of life, Seneca held great experience in matters of both philosophy and governance, having served under the Emperor Nero for fifteen years. Despite the conversational tone present in many of Seneca's epistles, it isn't entirely clear whether Seneca actually corresponded with Lucilius. It is possible that Seneca simply wished to write fictional correspondence so as to experiment with the form, possibly recreating how he wisely explained ideas or concepts to individuals. The quotation: Vita sine litteris mors - 'Life without learning [is] death' - is derived from the 82nd epistle, and remains the motto for several educational institutions around the world.
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              ISBN 9781387939589
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              Medea
               

              Medea (Paperback, New edition)

              By Seneca; Edited by Costa, C. D. N.

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              This paperback edition of the Medea contains introduction, text and apparatus criticus. It aims to elucidate the play and to make it easily accessible to students of English and French literature.

              ISBN 9780198721352
              Released NZ 7 Dec 1989
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Clarendon Paperbacks
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              Moral Essays: Volume III
                

              Moral Essays: Volume III (Hardback)

              By Seneca; Translated by Basore, John W.

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              On Benefits (in Volume III) discusses what constitutes a favor, how it should be given and how received, and the nature of gratitude and ingratitude.

              ISBN 9780674993433
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Series Seneca
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              Moral Essays: Volume II
                

              Moral Essays: Volume II (Hardback, Revised edition)

              By Seneca; Translated by Basore, John W.

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              In Moral Essays Seneca (c. 4-65 CE) expresses his Stoic philosophy on providence, steadfastness, anger, forgiveness, consolation, the happy life, leisure, tranquility, the brevity of life, and gift-giving.

              ISBN 9780674992801
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Medea
                

              Medea (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Seneca

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              Medea, a former princess of Colchis, and the wife of Jason, finds her position in the Greek world threatened when her husband attempts to leave her for a Greek princess of Corinth. In this classic translation of Seneca's Medea, Ella Harris retains the powerful effects of the mono...logues, as well as the unique flavor of Seneca's language.
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              ISBN 9781365771378
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              Phaedra and Other Plays
               

              Phaedra and Other Plays (Paperback)

              By Seneca; Translated by Smith, R. Scott

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              Living in Rome under Caligula and later a tutor to Nero, Seneca witnessed the extremes of human behaviour. His shocking and bloodthirsty plays not only reflect a brutal period of history but also show how guilt, sorrow, anger and desire lead individuals to violence.

              ISBN 9780140455519
              Publisher Penguin
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              Thyestes
               

              Thyestes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Stone, Simon; Henning, Thomas; Ryan, Chris; Winter, Mark; Seneca

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              It is the most infamous of all the ancientsthe story of the deposed king whose sons were slaughtered and served to him by his brother in a feast. The action of the show, much like our lives, takes place in the banalities and ordinarinesses between atrocities. Featuring three extr...aordinary performances, the result is truly groundbreaking gentle, disturbing, funny, beautiful and chilling. in 90 minutes.
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              ISBN 9780868199276
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2012
              Publisher Currency Press Pty Ltd
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              Letters from a Stoic: Volume I
                

              Letters from a Stoic: Volume I (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Seneca; Translated by Gummere, Richard Mott; Edited by Stevenson, Damian

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              Written over two thousand years ago, Seneca's moral letters to his friend Lucilius - aka Letters from a Stoic - still holds power to enthrall. For a new generation of Stoic students and practitioners (and the merely curious), this lively, timeless guide to living the good life is... essential reading.
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              ISBN 9781716497964
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