By Seneca

The best Stoic thinker of the Silver Age of Latin literature, in addition to instruct to the notorious Nero, Seneca used to be additionally an complete dramatist, whose ground-breaking tragedies replaced the process theatre writing. the traditional Classics sequence offers eReaders with the knowledge of the Classical international, with either English translations and the unique Latin texts. For the 1st time in publishing historical past, readers can benefit from the whole works of Seneca the more youthful in one quantity, with appealing illustrations, informative introductions and the standard Delphi bonus fabric. (Version 1)

* fantastically illustrated with photographs on the subject of Seneca's lifestyles and works
* beneficial properties the whole extant works of Seneca, in either English translation and the unique Latin
* Concise introductions to the essays and different works
* comprises translations formerly showing in Loeb Classical Library versions of Seneca’s works
* very good formatting of the texts
* comprises part numbers — excellent for students
* simply find the sections, epistles or works you must learn with person contents tables
* comprises Seneca's infrequent physique of essays typical QUESTIONS, first time in electronic print
* includes a bonus biography - detect Seneca's old world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Tragedies
THE insanity OF HERCULES
THE TROJAN WOMEN
THE PHOENICIAN WOMEN
PHAEDRA
THYESTES
HERCULES ON OETA
AGAMEMNON
OEDIPUS
MEDEA
OCTAVIA

The Epistles
TO MARCIA, ON CONSOLATION
TO MY mom HELVIA, ON CONSOLATION
TO POLYBIUS, ON CONSOLATION
THE ethical EPISTLES

The Essays
ON ANGER
ON THE SHORTNESS OF LIFE
THE PUMPKINIFICATION OF THE DIVINE CLAUDIUS
ON THE FIRMNESS OF THE clever PERSON
ON CLEMENCY
ON THE chuffed LIFE
ON LEISURE
NATURAL QUESTIONS
ON BENEFITS
ON TRANQUILLITY OF MIND
ON PROVIDENCE

The Latin Texts
LIST OF LATIN TEXTS

The Biography
INTRODUCTION TO SENECA by means of John W. Basore

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Get up, my soul, and take the gift of thy insanity – we're conquerors, we conquered Phrygians! ’Tis good! Troy has risen back! In thy fall, O father, thou hast dragged down Mycenae; thy conqueror supplies manner! by no means prior to did my mind’s prophetic frenzy provide sight to mine eyes so transparent; I see, i'm in the middle of it, I experience it; ’tis no uncertain snapshot cheats my sight; enable me gaze my fill. [875] A ceremonial dinner is unfold in the royal residence and thronged with visitors, like that final dinner party of the Phrygians; the couches gleam with Trojan red, and their wine they quaff from the golden cups of outdated Assaracus. Lo, he himself in broidered vestments lies on lofty sofa, donning on his physique the proud spoils of Priam. His spouse bids him doff the raiment of his foe and don in its place the mantle her personal fond fingers have woven – I shudder and my soul trembles on the sight! Shall an exile slay a king? an adulterer a husband? The deadly hour has come. The banquet’s shut shall see the master’s blood, and gore shall fall into the wine. The lethal mantle he has wear provides him sure treacherously to his doom; the unfastened, impenetrable folds refuse outlet to his palms and enshroud his head. With trembling correct hand the half-man stabs at his facet, yet hath no longer pushed deep; in mid stroke he stands as one surprised. yet he, as within the deep woods a bristling boar, notwithstanding with the web entangled, nonetheless attempts for freedom, and by way of his suffering attracts shut his bonds and rages all in useless, – he strives to throw off the blinding folds throughout him floating, and, notwithstanding heavily enmeshed, seeks for his foe. Now Tyndaris in mad rage snatches the two-edged awl and, as on the altar the priest marks along with his eye the oxen’s necks prior to he moves, so, now the following, now there, her impious hand she goals. He has it! the deed is completed! The scarce severed head hangs by way of a narrow half; the following blood streams o’er his headless trunk, there lie his moaning lips. and never but do they provide o’er; he assaults the already useless guy, and retains hacking on the corpse; she is helping him within the stabbing. every one during this dire crime solutions to his personal kinfolk – he's Thyestes’ son, she, Helen’s sister. See, Titan, the day’s paintings performed, stands hesitant no matter if his personal or Thyestes’ direction to run. [Remains beside the altar. ] [Enter ELECTRA, best her younger brother, ORESTES. ] ELECTRA [910] Fly, O sole avenger of our father’s loss of life, fly and break out our enemies’ miscreant fingers. O’erthrown is our condominium to its foundations, our state fallen. [913] yet who's yonder stranger, using his chariot at velocity? Come brother, i'll conceal thee ‘neath my gown. Why, silly center, dost thou slash away? Strangers dost worry? ’Tis our domestic that has to be feared. positioned away now thy trembling dread, Orestes; the trusty security of a chum I see. [Enter STROPHIUS in a chariot, followed through his son PYLADES. ] STROPHIUS [918] I, Strophius, had Phocis left, and now am domestic returning, made wonderful via the Elean palm. the reason for my coming hither was once to congratulate my buddy, o’erthrown by means of whose hand and overwhelmed by means of ten years of battle has Ilium fallen.

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