Hardship and Happiness (The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

October 31, 2020
Hardship and Happiness (The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) was a Roman Stoicphilosopher, dramatist, statesman, and advisor to the emperor Nero,all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. The Complete Worksof Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a fresh and compelling series of newEnglish-language translations of his works in eight accessiblevolumes. Edited by Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C.Nussbaum, this engaging collection helps restore Seneca—whose workshave been highly praised by modern authors from Desiderius Erasmusto Ralph Waldo Emerson—to his rightful place among the classicalwriters most widely studied in the humanities.Hardship and Happiness collects a range of essaysintended to instruct, from consolations—works that offer comfort tosomeone who has suffered a personal loss—to pieces on how toachieve happiness or tranquility in the face of a difficult world.Expertly translated, the essays will be read and used byundergraduate philosophy students and experienced scholarsalike.