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Good read Paperback I’ve bought most of Seneca’s works from this publisher and my rating isn't for content but the quality of the actual book. I opened it and the first three pages of the intro fell out. Other than that it’s a great book with awesome insights. Paperback Hardbound by The University of Chicago Press. Nothing than a softbound pasted to a hardcover. The pasted sheets separate from the hard back easily. Save yourself the money and get the softbound. Very disappointed as I wanted a long lasting hardbound. Paperback This is a transformative work that is as relevant today as it was during seneca’s time. A must read that will teach you about the important and good life. Funny the angry review of book binding. I would suggest studying stoicism ha. Paperback Made this a gift to my son. Paperback

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE65 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 Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this engaging collection helps restore Senecawhose works have been highly praised by modern authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emersonto his rightful place among the classical writers most widely studied in the humanities.Hardship and Happinesscollects a range of essays intended to instruct, from consolationsworks that offer comfort to someone who has suffered a personal lossto pieces on how to achieve happiness or tranquility in the face of a difficult world. Expertly translated, the essays will be read and used by undergraduate philosophy students and experienced scholars alike. Hardship and Happiness (The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca)


I wish that I had known about this Chigaco University Press series of the complete works of Seneca earlier. I have the Loebs, and whilst I hope one day to have enough Latin to be able to read the originals without the facing translations, the translations in Loeb editions, often made a century ago, can read really quite stilted. These do not have that problem at all, and are thoroughly readable, though I can't vouch for accuracy.

The introduction which attempts to present a primer on Stoicism in general and Seneca in particular is slightly dodgy in parts (even though written by a trio which includes the highly respected Martha Nussbaum), but it's worth it for the translations themselves. I'm gathering my shekels into a pile to buy the whole lot of the series.

The works included: The three Consolations (to Marcia, Helvia & Polybius), On the Shortness of Life, On the Constancy of the Wise, On Tranquility of Mind, On Leisure, On the Happy Life & On Providence. Each work has a brief introduction and following notes. Paperback Yet another excellent scholarly book that refers to work by Margaret Graver (here it’s her Paperback