The Resource How to Keep Your Cool : An Ancient Guide to Anger Management, Seneca

How to Keep Your Cool : An Ancient Guide to Anger Management, Seneca

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Seneca
Creator
Contributor
Author
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Timeless wisdom on controlling anger in personal life and politics from the Roman Stoic philosopher and statesman SenecaIn 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
Cataloging source
DE-B1597
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seneca
Government publication
other
LC call number
PA6661
LC item number
.S464 2019
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Romm, James S
  • De Gruyter
Series statement
Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anger
  • PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical
Target audience
specialized
Label
How to Keep Your Cool : An Ancient Guide to Anger Management, Seneca
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • HOW TO KEEP YOUR COOL
  • Ira, De
  • NOTES
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186139
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691186139
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)528166
  • (DE-B1597)9780691186139
Label
How to Keep Your Cool : An Ancient Guide to Anger Management, Seneca
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • HOW TO KEEP YOUR COOL
  • Ira, De
  • NOTES
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186139
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691186139
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)528166
  • (DE-B1597)9780691186139

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...