Dialogues and Letters

Seneca - Author

C. D. N. Costa - Translator

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ISBN 9780140446791 | 160 pages | 01 Nov 1997 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Included in this volume are the dialogues On the Shortness of Life and On Tranquility of Mind, which are eloquent classic statements of Stoic ideals of fortitude and self-reliance. This selection also features extracts from Natural Questions, Seneca's exploration of such phenomena as the cataracts of the Nile and earthquakes, and the Consolation of Helvia, in which he tenderly tries to soothe his mother's pain at their separation.
Dialogues and Letters - Seneca

A Note on the Text
Further Reading

Consolation to Helvia
On Tranquillity of Mind
On the Shortness of Life

Letter 24
Letter 57
Letter 79
Letter 110

from Natural Questions
1. praef. 1-10 [Seneca urges Lucilius to enjoy the inspiration and benefits of philosophical study]
4A.2.4-6 [The Cataracts of the Nile]
6.1.4-7 [The terrors of earthquakes]