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How to Die: An Ancient Guide to the End of Life
 

How to Die: An Ancient Guide to the End of Life (EPUB ebook)

By Seneca
Edited by Romm, James S.

Timeless wisdom on death and dying from the celebrated Stoic philosopher Seneca"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 subj... read full description below.

ISBN 9781400889488
Published 27 February 2018
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers

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ISBN-13 9781400889488
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Publication Date 27 February 2018
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Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Seneca
Edited by Romm, James S.
Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
Category Philosophy
Ancient Western Philosophy To C 500
Ancient Greek & Roman Philosophy
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Social & Political Philosophy
Coping With Death & Bereavement
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Graphic Novels & Comic Books
Number of Pages 256
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Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Dewey Code 128.5
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Description of this Electronic Book

Timeless wisdom on death and dying from the celebrated Stoic philosopher Seneca"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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review "A sharp introductory primer on Stoicism. . . . Very finely translated."---Brendan Boyle, Wall Street Journal

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Author's Bio

James S. Romm is the author of Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero and Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire (both Knopf). He has written essays and reviews for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Review of Books, and the New Yorker website, among other publications. He is the James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics at Bard College and lives in Barrytown, New York.

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