1603 Rare Latin Vellum Book - SENECA - L. Annæi Senecæ Philosophi Cordubensis ad Luciliam Epistolarum Liber. Letters to Lucilius.
Author: Senecae (Seneca).
Title: Philosophi Cordubensis ad Luciliam Epistolarum Liber. M. Ant. Mureti Notis, Ferd. Pinciani Castigationibus, Erasmi Roterodami Annotationibus, Joan. Obsopoei Collectaneis. Iani Gruteri & Fr. Ivreti Animadversionibus illustratus. Cum Indice Certissimo.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher: Parisiis : Apud Iacobum Rezé, 1603.
Size: 7 " X 5 ".
Pages: 824 pages + Index.
Binding: Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, chipped and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Good content (tight, old staining to the preliminary and last pages - as shown, page of the B. Hieronymus de Scriptoribus Ecclesiasticis has crossed out text - as shown).
The book: Scarce early 17th-century edition of The Epistulae ad Lucilium (Latin for "Letters to Lucilius"), also known as the Moral Epistles and Letters from a Stoic, is a collection of 124 letters that Seneca the Younger wrote at the end of his life, during his retirement, after he had worked for Emperor Nero for more than ten years. They are addressed to Lucilius, the then procurator of Sicily, who is known only through Seneca's writings. Regardless of how Seneca and Lucilius actually corresponded, it is clear that Seneca crafted the letters with a broad readership in mind.
The letters often begin with an observation on daily life, and then proceed to an issue or principle abstracted from that observation. The result is like a diary or handbook of philosophical meditations. The letters focus on many traditional themes of Stoic philosophy such as the contempt of death, the stout-heartedness of the sage, and virtue as the supreme good.
The author: Seneca the Younger (c. 4 BC – AD 65), fully Lucius Annaeus Seneca and also known simply as Seneca, was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and—in one work—humorist of the Silver Age of Latin literature. As a tragedian, he is best known for his Medea and Thyestes.
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