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Keyword by title : "Seeing Seneca Whole"


• Author :_Katharina Volk
• Pages :_222 sheets
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• ISBN-13 :_STANFORD:36105122473650

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• Description : This volume contains ten essays on Seneca the Younger. Approaching the Roman writer from various angles, the authors endeavor both to illuminate individual aspects of Seneca s enormous output and to discern common themes among the different genres practiced by him." [...] by Publisher : 'Brill Academic Pub'



• Author :_Erik Gunderson
• Pages :_240 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1107090016
• ISBN-13 :_9781107090019

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• Description : A reading of Seneca's philosophy and tragedy together, exploring the possibility of enlightenment and the human capacity for wisdom and knowledge. It offers readings of a broad swathe of his works, producing an account of Seneca's vision of both philosophy and literature, and the need to fuse the two. [...] by Publisher : 'Cambridge University Press'



• Author :_Shadi Bartsch
• Pages :_378 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1107035058
• ISBN-13 :_9781107035058

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• Description : This Companion examines the complete works of Seneca in context and establishes the importance of his legacy in Western thought. [...] by Publisher : 'Cambridge University Press'



• Author :_Gregory A. Staley
• Pages :_185 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0195387430
• ISBN-13 :_9780195387438

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• Description : The question of why Seneca wrote tragedy has been debated since at least the 13th century. Since Seneca was a Stoic, critics assumed he wrote with the standard Stoic theory of literature as education in philosophy in mind. This book argues that Seneca was influenced by Aristotle's famous defense of tragedy against Plato's critique. [...] by Publisher : 'OUP USA'



• Author :_James Ker
• Pages :_340 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0947623981
• ISBN-13 :_9780947623982

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• Description : In the early Elizabethan period, nine of the ten tragedies attributed to the ancient Roman statesman, philosopher, and playwright Seneca (c. 1 BCE-65 CE) were translated for the first time into English, and these translations shaped Seneca's dramatic legacy as it would be known to later authors and playwrights. This edition enables readers to appreciate the distinct style and aims of three milestone translations: Jasper Heywood's Troas (1559) and Thyestes (1560), and John Studley's Agamemnon (1566). The plays are presented in modern spelling and accompanied by critical notes clarifying the translators' approaches to rendering Seneca in English. The introduction provides important context, including a survey of the transmission and reception of Seneca from the first through to the sixteenth century and an analysis and comparison of the style of the three translations. [...] by Publisher : 'MHRA'



• Author :_Sally Gregory McMillen
• Pages :_310 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0195393333
• ISBN-13 :_9780195393330

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• Description : Presents a history of the 1848 Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention and its impact on reformers. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press, USA'



• Author :_Katharina Volk
• Pages :_160 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1444351508
• ISBN-13 :_9781444351507

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• Description : This book provides a unique and accessible introduction to the complete works of Ovid. Using a thematic approach, Volk lays out what we know about Ovid's life, presents the author's works within their poetic genres, and discusses central Ovidian themes. The first general introduction to Ovid written in English in over 20 years, offering the very latest Ovidian scholarship Discusses the complete works of Ovid Accessible writing and a thematic approach make this text ideal for a broad audience A current revival in Ovid makes this timely edition highly valuable [...] by Publisher : 'John Wiley & Sons'



• Author :_Sir Roger Lestrange, Knt.
• Pages :_233 sheets
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• Author :_Seneca
• Pages :_233 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1387213156
• ISBN-13 :_9781387213153

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• Pages :_233 sheets
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• ISBN-13 :_UOMDLP:afj8061:0001.001

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• Author :_A. J. Jacobs
• Pages :_400 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0743272609
• ISBN-13 :_9780743272605

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• Description : 33,000 pages 44 million words 10 billion years of history 1 obsessed man Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica from A to Z. To fill the ever-widening gaps in his Ivy League education, A.J. Jacobs sets for himself the daunting task of reading all thirty-two volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His wife, Julie, tells him it's a waste of time, his friends believe he is losing his mind, and his father, a brilliant attorney who had once attempted the same feat and quit somewhere around Borneo, is encouraging but, shall we say, unconvinced. With self-deprecating wit and a disarming frankness, The Know-It-All recounts the unexpected and comically disruptive effects Operation Encyclopedia has on every part of Jacobs's life -- from his newly minted marriage to his complicated relationship with his father and the rest of his charmingly eccentric New York family to his day job as an editor at Esquire. Jacobs's project tests the outer limits of his stamina and forces him to explore the real meaning of intelligence as he endeavors to join Mensa, win a spot on Jeopardy!, and absorb 33,000 pages of learning. On his journey he stumbles upon some of the strangest, funniest, and most profound facts about every topic under the sun, all while battling fatigue, ridicule, and the paralyzing fear that attends his first real-life responsibility -- the impending birth of his first child. The Know-It-All is an ingenious, mightily entertaining memoir of one man's intellect, neuroses, and obsessions and a soul-searching, ultimately touching struggle between the all-consuming quest for factual knowledge and the undeniable gift of hard-won wisdom. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'



• Author :_Douglas E. Christie
• Pages :_488 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0199986649
• ISBN-13 :_9780199986644

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• Description : "There are no unsacred places," the poet Wendell Berry has written. "There are only sacred places and desecrated places." What might it mean to behold the world with such depth and feeling that it is no longer possible to imagine it as something separate from ourselves, or to live without regard for its well-being? To understand the work of seeing things as an utterly involving moral and spiritual act? Such questions have long occupied the center of contemplative spiritual traditions. In The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, Douglas E. Christie proposes a distinctively contemplative approach to ecological thought and practice that can help restore our sense of the earth as a sacred place. Drawing on the insights of the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and many others, Christie argues that, at the most basic level, it is the quality of our attention to the natural world that must change if we are to learn how to live in a sustainable relationship with other living organisms and with one another. He notes that in this uniquely challenging historical moment, there is a deep and pervasive hunger for a less fragmented and more integrated way of apprehending and inhabiting the living world--and for a way of responding to the ecological crisis that expresses our deepest moral and spiritual values. Christie explores how the wisdom of ancient and modern contemplative traditions can inspire both an honest reckoning with the destructive patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed so much to our current crisis, and a greater sense of care and responsibility for all living beings. These traditions can help us cultivate the simple, spacious awareness of the enduring beauty and wholeness of the natural world that will be necessary if we are to live with greater purpose and meaning, and with less harm, to our planet. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press'