Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Dialogi [Dialogues]

Spyridon Tzounakas (University of Cyprus)
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 1 BC – AD 65) is considered to be the most important Roman philosopher. Along with his Epistles to Lucilius, the work of his maturity, a large part of his fame should be attributed to his Dialogi [Dialogues], a 12-book collection of ten philosophical treatises. Their titles, in the order in which they are found in both the manuscript tradition and modern editions, run as follows: De providentia, De constantia sapientis, De ira (3 books), Ad Marciam de consolatione, De vita beata, De otio, De tranquillitate animi, De brevitate vitae, Consolatio ad Polybium, Ad Helviam matrem de consolatione. The collection’s title Dialogi may strike one as peculiar, since, in reality, the works (with the exception of De tranquillitate animi) are not dialogues in the Platonic…

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Citation: Tzounakas, Spyridon. "Dialogi". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 September 2015 [, accessed 09 December 2023.]

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