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Author Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Title Natural Questions
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010
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Descript 1 online resource (255 pages)
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Series The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Seneca and His World -- Abbreviations -- Translator's Introduction -- Analytical Table of Contents of Individual Books -- Book 3 [originally Book 1] -- Book 4b [originally Book 3] On Clouds, -- Book 5 [originally Book 4] On Winds -- Book 6 [originally Book 5] On Earthquakes -- Book 7 [originally Book 6] On Comets -- Book 1 [originally Book 7] -- Book 2 [originally Book 8] -- Notes -- References -- Index
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE-65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and adviser to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes. Edited by world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this engaging collection restores Seneca-whose works have been highly praised by modern authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson-to his rightful place among the classical writers most widely studied in the humanities. Written near the end of Seneca's life, Natural Questions is a work in which Seneca expounds and comments on the natural sciences of his day-rivers and earthquakes, wind and snow, meteors and comets-offering us a valuable look at the ancient scientific mind at work. The modern reader will find fascinating insights into ancient philosophical and scientific approaches to the physical world and also vivid evocations of the grandeur, beauty, and terror of nature
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus Natural Questions Chicago : University of Chicago Press,c2010 9780226748382
Subject Meteorology -- Early works to 1800.;Science, Ancient
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Alt Author Hine, Harry M
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