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1728 SENECA TRAGEDIES PRIZED VELLUM BINDING antique Tragoediae
1728. Seneca, Lucius Annaeus.Tragoediae. Cum Notis integris Johannis Frederici Gronovii. Additional engraved title. [124], 802, [110] pages. 4to (8.5 by 10.5"), original vellum with gilt arms of the Delft Latin School; Some foxing, generally sound. Missing ties.Delft: Adrianum Beman, 1728. Text in Latin"This edition contains a very correct text, and ample Commentary; and, in point of real excellence, is not inferior to any of the most famous Dutch editions of the Latin Classics." - Moss II, page 579; "A very elaborate and celebrated edition..." - Dibdin II, page 399.. ================================================================================Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 BC - AD 65), also known as Seneca the Younger, was a Hispano-Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and--in one work--satirist from the Silver Age of Latin literature.Seneca was born in Corduba in Hispania, and raised in Rome, where he was trained in rhetoric and philosophy. His father was Seneca the Elder, his elder brother was Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus, and his nephew was the poet Lucan. In AD 41, Seneca was exiled to the island of Corsica under emperor Claudius, but was allowed to return in 49 to become a tutor to Nero. When Nero became emperor in 54, Seneca became his advisor and, together with the praetorian prefect Sextus Afranius Burrus, provided competent government for the first five years of Nero's reign. Seneca's influence over Nero declined with time, and in 65 Seneca was forced to take his own life for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, in which h … [Click Below for Full Description]
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