Celebrating "The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca" - A Panel Discussion

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

In celebration of the publication of The Complete Tragedies, join us for a panel discussion on the University of Chicago Press' Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Series editors Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha Nussbaum will discuss what made them want to establish the Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca series and how they feel Seneca and his works are relevant for a modern audience might be of interest.

At the Co-op


About the book: This project will publish the complete works of the Stoic philosopher and playwright Lucius Annaeus Seneca (“Seneca the Younger”) in authoritative, modern English translations. The translations are intended to be used by Latinless college students and by instructors in comparative literature, classics, philosophy, and drama courses as well as by more advanced students and professionals reading in Latin who wish to cite an authoritative translation. The translated texts, which will be vetted by the series editors as well as by outside scholars and translators, will be supplemented by introductions and notes appropriate to the intended audiences. The Latin original will not be included. While one purpose of the project is to make available high-quality translations to Latinless readers, the other, more tacit purpose is to restore Seneca's oeuvre to the stature it enjoyed prior to the nineteenth century, and to introduce Seneca's voice to a new generation of readers in philosophy, literature, drama, and the humanities.

About Elizabeth Asmis: Elizabeth Asmis is professor of classics at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Epicurus' Scientific Method.

About Shadi Bartsch: Shadi Bartsch is the Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago. She is the author, most recently, of Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

About Martha Nussbaum: Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Law School and the Philosophy Department at the University of Chicago.

Event Location: 
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637