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The Resource How to keep your cool : an ancient guide to anger management, Seneca ; selected, translated, and introduced by James Romm

How to keep your cool : an ancient guide to anger management, Seneca ; selected, translated, and introduced by James Romm

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How to keep your cool : an ancient guide to anger management
Title
How to keep your cool
Title remainder
an ancient guide to anger management
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Seneca ; selected, translated, and introduced by James Romm
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  • Ancient guide to anger management
  • On anger
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  • lat
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
Timeless wisdom on controlling anger in personal life and politics from the Roman Stoic philosopher and statesman Seneca. In his essay "On Anger" (De Ira), the Roman Stoic thinker Seneca (c. 4 BC-65 AD) argues that anger is the most destructive passion: "No plague has cost the human race more dear." This was proved by his own life, which he barely preserved under one wrathful emperor, Caligula, and lost under a second, Nero. This splendid new translation of essential selections from "On Anger," presented with an enlightening introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, offers readers a timeless guide to avoiding and managing anger. It vividly illustrates why the emotion is so dangerous and why controlling it would bring vast benefits to individuals and society. Drawing on his great arsenal of rhetoric, including historical examples (especially from Caligula's horrific reign), anecdotes, quips, and soaring flights of eloquence, Seneca builds his case against anger with mounting intensity. Like a fire-and-brimstone preacher, he paints a grim picture of the moral perils to which anger exposes us, tracing nearly all the world's evils to this one toxic source. But he then uplifts us with a beatific vision of the alternate path, a path of forgiveness and compassion that resonates with Christian and Buddhist ethics. Seneca's thoughts on anger have never been more relevant than today, when uncivil discourse has increasingly infected public debate. Whether seeking personal growth or political renewal, readers will find, in Seneca's wisdom, a valuable antidote to the ills of an angry age
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approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D
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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
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152.47
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no index present
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Latin and English on facing pages
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  • PA6661
  • PA6665
LC item number
  • .D5 2019
  • .A1 2019
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non fiction
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  • approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D
  • approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D
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  • Romm, James S.
  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
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Ancient wisdom for modern readers
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  • Anger
  • Anger
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How to keep your cool : an ancient guide to anger management, Seneca ; selected, translated, and introduced by James Romm
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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on1051136439
Dimensions
18 cm.
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xviii, 220 pages
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9780691181950
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2018953760
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1051136439
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How to keep your cool : an ancient guide to anger management, Seneca ; selected, translated, and introduced by James Romm
Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1051136439
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xviii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780691181950
Lccn
2018953760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1051136439

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