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The Resource How to die : an ancient guide to the end of life, Seneca ; edited, translated, and introduced by James S. Romm

How to die : an ancient guide to the end of life, Seneca ; edited, translated, and introduced by James S. Romm

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How to die : an ancient guide to the end of life
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How to die
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an ancient guide to the end of life
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Seneca ; edited, translated, and introduced by James S. Romm
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  • lat
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"It takes an entire lifetime to learn how to die," wrote the Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca (c. 4 BC–65 AD). He counseled readers to "study death always," and took his own advice, returning to the subject again and again in all his writings, yet he never treated it in a complete work. How to Die gathers in one volume, for the first time, Seneca's remarkable meditations on death and dying. Edited and translated by James S. Romm, How to Die reveals a provocative thinker and dazzling writer who speaks with a startling frankness about the need to accept death or even, under certain conditions, to seek it out. Seneca believed that life is only a journey toward death and that one must rehearse for death throughout life. Here, he tells us how to practice for death, how to die well, and how to understand the role of a good death in a good life. He stresses the universality of death, its importance as life's final rite of passage, and its ability to liberate us from pain, slavery, or political oppression. Featuring beautifully rendered new translations, How to Die also includes an enlightening introduction, notes, the original Latin texts, and an epilogue presenting Tacitus's description of Seneca's grim suicide. --
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approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.,
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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
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Introduction and notes in English; texts of Seneca in English translation (pages 1-121), with Latin texts following (pages 125-215)
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non fiction
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approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D
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  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
  • Romm, James S.
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  • Death
  • Ethics
  • Conduct of life
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How to die : an ancient guide to the end of life, Seneca ; edited, translated, and introduced by James S. Romm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-230)
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Introduction -- How to die -- Prepare yourself -- Have no fear -- Have no regrets -- Set yourself free -- Become a part of the whole -- Epilogue: Practice what you preach (Tacitus, Annals15.61-64) -- Latin texts -- Notes
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on1004918649
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18 cm
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xx, 230 pages
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9780691175577
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1004918649
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How to die : an ancient guide to the end of life, Seneca ; edited, translated, and introduced by James S. Romm
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-230)
Carrier category
volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- How to die -- Prepare yourself -- Have no fear -- Have no regrets -- Set yourself free -- Become a part of the whole -- Epilogue: Practice what you preach (Tacitus, Annals15.61-64) -- Latin texts -- Notes
Control code
on1004918649
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xx, 230 pages
Isbn
9780691175577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004918649

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