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Seneca Letters: A Selection Synopsis

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin A-Level (Group 2) prescription of Seneca's Letters, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for Letters 51, 53 and 57, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English. The most enduringly popular of his works, the Letters are an ideal introduction to both the personal philosophy and the vibrant Latin of Seneca. He writes with wit and modesty to his friend Lucilius about his own, daily struggle to live up to the ideals of Stoicism. Over the course of this selection he covers a great variety of topics including the Stoics' perennial conflict with Fortune, the corrupting influence of a bad environment and the irrational nature of most fear. Composed not long before his own suicide, the Letters also provide an important insight into Seneca's views on death and immortality.

Seneca Letters: A Selection Press Reviews

[Maunder's] thirty page introduction includes a masterly summary of Seneca's life and the challenges of negotiating the unpredictabilities of public life in the early Empire while seeking to maintain some sort of personal integrity ... As one who at A level over fifty years ago was `taught to the exam', I wish that such a mind-opening and encouraging book as this had been available then. * Classics for All *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474266062
Publication date: 7th April 2016
Author: Eliot (North London Collegiate School, UK) Maunder
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 120 pages
Categories: Classical texts, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: classical, early & medieval,

About Eliot (North London Collegiate School, UK) Maunder

Eliot Maunder teaches Classics at North London Collegiate School, UK, and is a marker for OCR GCSE Latin.

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