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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.

Works: 5,267 works in 16,088 publications in 13 languages and 168,595 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Tragedies (Drama)  Poetry  History  Software  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dubious author, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Other, Creator
Classifications: PA6661, 188
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On benefits by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( )

108 editions published between 1554 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE 65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and advisor to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes. Edited by world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this engaging collection restores Seneca whose works have been highly praised by modern authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson to his rightful place among the classical writers most widely studied in the humanities. On Benefits, written between 56 and 64 CE, is a treatise addressed to Seneca s close friend Aebutius Liberalis. The longest of Seneca s works dealing with a single subject how to give and receive benefits and how to express gratitude appropriately On Benefits is the only complete work on what we now call gift exchange to survive from antiquity. Benefits were of great personal significance to Seneca, who remarked in one of his later letters that philosophy teaches, above all else, to owe and repay benefits well. --
Moral essays by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

198 editions published between 1879 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Phaedra by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

133 editions published between 1490 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juno, wife of Jove (Jupiter) is jealous of Alcmene, mother of Hercules by Jove, and has been persecuting Hercules by imposing labours on him, through her intermediary, the tyrant Eurystheus. The final labour, which Hercules has just completed, was the bringing up of Cereberus, the three-headed watchdog of the Underworld, up to the world above. To do this, Hercules has achieved the astonishing feat, never before accomplished, of returning from the realm of Death. Juno has now decided that since labours cannot break Hercules, she will turn his own strength against him, by driving him mad when he returns to his home town of Thebes. In his madness, he will commit atrocities that will preclude his ascension into Heaven, which Juno is determined to prevent. This classic story is Ranjit Bolt's translation of Seneca's poetic tale, which reveals the passion for rhetoric that was to have such a strong influence on Elizabethan drama and particularly on Marlowe and the young Shakespeare
The complete Roman drama : all the extant comedies of Plautus and Terence, and the tragedies of Seneca, in a variety of translations by George E Duckworth( Book )

5 editions published between 1942 and 1967 in English and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca's morals : by way of abstract : to which is added a discourse under the title of An after-thought by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( )

137 editions published between 1688 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca's Thyestes by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

62 editions published between 1560 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the myth of Atreus' gruesome vengeance on his brother, Thyestes, was embedded in Greek and Roman culture long before his time, Seneca's play is the only literary or dramatic account to have survived intact. Written probably in late Neronian Rome, Thyestes is now widely regarded as one of the tragedian's finest achievements and represents Seneca's most mature reflections on power and civilization and on the tragic theatre itself. The play's impact on European literature and drama from antiquity to the present has been considerable; now much studied in universities and colleges, and regularly adapted and performed, it still contains much that speaks pointedly to our times: its focus on appetite, lust, violence, and horror; its preoccupation with rhetoric, morality, and power; its concern with the problematics of kinship, and with political, social, and religious institutions and their fragility and impotence; its dramatization of reason's failure, the triumph and cyclicity of evil, the determinism of history, the mastery of the world through mastery of the word; its theatricalized and godless universe--Amazon
Medea by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

53 editions published between 1566 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-scale edition in English, with introduction, text, apparatus criticus and commentary, of a play by Seneca: the last edition of any kind appeared over sixty years ago. It's purpose is primarily to elucidate Seneca's play, but also to make the edition useful to students of English and French literature by showing some of its links with the work of later playwrights. Seneca's influence on European literature is well attested, and the Medea is particularly interesting, as it was preceded by Euripides' version and followed by many plays on the subject in England, France, and Germany, derived more or less closely from Seneca's. --pubisher description
Seneca's tragedies by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

37 editions published between 1917 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seneca is a figure of first importance in both Roman politics and literature: a leading adviser to Nero who attempted to restrain the emperor's megalomania; a prolific moral philosopher; and the author of verse tragedies that strongly influenced Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists. Here is the first of a new two-volume edition of Seneca's tragedies." "Seneca's plots are based on mythical episodes, in keeping with classical tradition. But the political realities of imperial Rome are also reflected here, in an obsessive concern with power and dominion over others. Seneca's plays depict gigantic passions and intense interactions in an appropriately forceful rhetoric. Their perspective is much bleaker and more tragic than that of his prose writings. In this new translation John Fitch conveys the force of Seneca's dramatic language and the lyric quality of his choral odes."--Jacket
De clementia by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

89 editions published between 1651 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soon after Nero's accession in 54 CE, his tutor, the philosopher Seneca (c. 4 BCE-65 CE), addressed to his young pupil an essay called De Clementia in which he offered advice on how to behave in his new role. In it Seneca urges Nero to exercise clementia, that is, to think very hard before using his absolute power to execute any of his opponents or rivals and instead to err on the side of generosity and so to inspire gratitude and affection rather than hatred. In the opening sentence of the work, Seneca cleverly states that he is presenting the treatise to Nero as a 'mirror' (speculum) of himself. In other words, this is the Roman version of the 'Mirror of Princes' familiar to us from later eras." "This is the first full philological edition of the De Clementia in English. It includes the text with apparatus criticus, a new translation, a substantial introduction, and detailed commentary on matters of textual criticism, literary criticism and issues of socio-political, historical, cultural, and philosophical significance. The notes illuminate Seneca's language and thought through extensive citation of parallel passages from his other writings, from those of other imperial Latin authors, and from other relevant works, including kingship treatises and panegyrical texts." "The introduction includes discussion of Seneca's life, relationship with Nero, writings, and philosophy; the date, genre, scope, structure, and argument of De Clementia; the concept of clementia; kingship theory in Greek literature and Republican Rome; Stoic views on kingship and clementia; the relationship between De Clementia and De Ira; kingship in Seneca's tragedies; and the afterlife and influence of De Clementia."--Jacket
Natural questions by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Natural Questions' Seneca expounds & comments on the natural sciences as understood in his day, offering insights to ancient philosophical & scientific approaches to the physical world, as well as vivid evocations of the grandeur, beauty & terror of nature
Apocolocyntosis : (The pumpkinification of Claudius) by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( )

4 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ad Lucilium epistulae morales by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

56 editions published between 1917 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin and English on opposite pages Bibliography: v 1, p xiv-xv
Letters from a Stoic : Epistulae morales ad Lucilium by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power and wealth which Seneca the Younger (C.4 B.C.- A.D. 65) acquired as Nero's minister were in conflict with his Stoic beliefs. Nevertheless he was the outstanding figure of his age. The Stoic philosophy which Seneca professed in his writings, later supported by Marcus Aurelius, provided Rome with a passable bridge to Christianity. Seneca's major contribution to Stoicism was to spiritualize and humanize a system which could appear cold and unrealistic
On the shortness of life by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

74 editions published between 1602 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living and the importance of reason and morality and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.--Publisher description
Apocolocyntosis by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

47 editions published between 1655 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer version of the Apocolocyntosis of L. Annaeus Seneca iunior
Naturales quaestiones by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca (c. 4-65 CE) devotes most of Naturales Quaestiones to celestial phenomena. In Book 1 he discusses fires in the atmosphere; in 2, lightning and thunder; in 3, bodies of water. Seneca's method is to survey the theories of major authorities on the subject at hand, so his work is a guide to Greek and Roman thinking about the heavens
The stoic philosophy of Seneca; essays and letters of Seneca by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

15 editions published between 1958 and 1970 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume offers an introduction to Seneca and a fresh translation of selected essays which possess continuing relevance for the ethical problems of the individual
Seneca's morals by way of abstract by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( )

66 editions published between 1678 and 2012 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L. & M. Annaei Senecae Tragoediae : cum notis Th. Farnabii by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( )

62 editions published between 1624 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca's morals by way of abstract, to which is added a discourse under the title of An after-thought by Sir Roger L'Estrange, Knt by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

119 editions published between 1699 and 2018 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On benefits
Moral essaysPhaedraSeneca's ThyestesMedeaSeneca's tragediesDe clementiaNatural questionsApocolocyntosis : (The pumpkinification of Claudius)
Alternative Names

controlled identityPseudo-Seneca

Annaeus Seneca, Lucius

Annaeus Seneca, Lucius, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, asi 4 př. Kr.-65 po Kr.




Pseudo-Sénèque 006.-009


Seneca 03..-03. auteur prétendu

Seneca, Annaeus

Seneca, Annaeus, 5/4 a.C.-65 d.C.

Seneca, Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.

Seneca , Anneo

Seneca, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.

Seneca B.C.4-A.D.65

Séneca, L.

Seneca, L. A. B.C.4-A.D.65

Seneca, L. A. (Lucius Annaeus), approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.

Seneca, L. Annaei

Seneca , L. Annaeus

Seneca , L. Anneo

Seneca, L. B.C.4-A.D.65

Seneca , Lucio Anneo

Seneca, Lucio Anneo, 5/4 a.C.-65 d.C.

Seneca, Lucio Anneo, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.

Seneca, Lucius A. B.C.4-A.D.65

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus 03..-03. auteur prétendu

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, asi 4 př. Kr.-65 po Kr.

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D.

Seneca, Lvcivs Annaevs

Seneca, M. Annaeus.

Seneca, Marcus Annaeus.

Seneca, mladší, asi 4 př. Kr.-65 po Kr.

Seneca philosophus 03..-03. auteur prétendu

Seneca <pseudo>

Seneca the elder.

Seneca, the Younger

Seneca the Younger, 4 f.Kr.?-65 e.Kr

Seneca, the Younger, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.


Seneka, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.

Seneka, asi 4 př. Kr.-65 po Kr.

Seneka, L. Annėĭ, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.

Seneka , Liucijus Anëjus

Seneka, Lucjusz Anneusz.

Seneka Retor.

Seneka Starszy.


Sénèque, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.

Sénèque, asi 4 př. Kr.-65 po Kr.

Sénèque l'ancien

Sénèque le père

Sénèque le philosophe 03..-03. auteur prétendu

Sénèque le Rhéteur.

סנקא, לוציוס אנאוס

سنكا، لوكيوس أنايوس، حو. 4 ق.م.-65 م.

سينيكا، لوكيوس أنايوس، حو. 4 ق.م.-65 م.

لوكيوس أنايوس سنيكا، حو. 4 ق.م.-65 م.

세네카 B.C.4-A.D.65

세네카, L. A. B.C.4-A.D.65

세네카, L. B.C.4-A.D.65

세네카, 루셔스 안네우스 B.C.4-A.D.65

세네카, 루시어스 A. B.C.4-A.D.65

세네카, 루시어스 안네우스 B.C.4-A.D.65

세네카, 루시우스 아네이우스 B.C.4-A.D.65

세네카, 루키우스 안나이우스 B.C.4-A.D.65

세네카, 루키우스 안네우스 B.C.4-A.D.65


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