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By Lucius Annaeus Seneca,Robert A. Kaster,Martha C. Nussbaum

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) was once a Roman Stoic thinker, dramatist, statesman, and adviser to the emperor Nero, all through the Silver Age of Latin literature. the whole Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a clean and compelling sequence of latest English-language translations of his works in 8 available volumes. Edited by means of world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this enticing assortment restores Seneca—whose works were hugely praised via glossy authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson—to his rightful position one of the classical writers most generally studied within the humanities.

Anger, Mercy, Revenge includes 3 key writings: the ethical essays On Anger and On Clemency—which have been penned as recommendation for the then younger emperor, Nero—and the Apocolocyntosis, a super satire lampooning the top of the reign of Claudius. buddy and instruct, in addition to thinker, Seneca welcomed the age of Nero in tones alternately critical, poetic, and comic—making Anger, Mercy, Revenge a piece simply as complex, astute, and impressive as its author.

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