By Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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 total Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a clean and compelling sequence of recent English-language translations of his works in 8 obtainable volumes. Edited via world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this enticing assortment restores Seneca—whose works were hugely praised through smooth authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson—to his rightful position one of the classical writers most generally studied within the humanities.

Written close to the top of Seneca’s existence, Natural Questions is a piece within which Seneca expounds and reviews at the usual sciences of his day—rivers and earthquakes, wind and snow, meteors and comets—offering us a precious examine the traditional clinical brain at paintings. the fashionable reader will locate interesting insights into old philosophical and medical methods to the actual global and likewise vibrant evocations of the grandeur, attractiveness, and terror of nature.

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