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Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic Book
Author : Seneca
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-04-28
ISBN : 0141395850
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A new series of beautiful hardcover nonfiction classics, with covers designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith World-changing ideas meet eye-catching design: the best titles of the extraordinarily successful Great Ideas series are now packaged in Coralie Bickford-Smith’s distinctive, award-winning covers. Whether on a well-curated shelf or in your back pocket, these timeless works of philosophical, political, and psychological thought are absolute must-haves for book collectors as well as design enthusiasts. A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived "in accordance with nature," Stoicism called for the restraint of animal instincts and the severing of emotional ties. These beliefs were formulated by the Athenian followers of Zeno in the fourth century BC, but it was in Seneca that the Stoics found their most eloquent advocate. Stoicism, as expressed in the Letters, helped ease pagan Rome's transition to Christianity, for it upholds upright ethical ideals and extols virtuous living, as well as expressing disgust for the harsh treatment of slaves and the inhumane slaughter witnessed in the Roman arenas. Seneca's major contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into a powerfully moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind. Robin Campbell's distinguished translation captures Seneca's humour and concise, memorable aphorisms and his introduction discusses the tensions between Seneca's philosophy and his turbulent career as adviser to the tyrannical emperor Nero. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic Book
Author : Seneca
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2004-08-26
ISBN : 0141914521
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'It is philosophy that has the duty of protecting us ... without it no one can lead a life free of fear or worry' For several years of his turbulent life, in which he was dogged by ill health, exile and danger, Seneca was the guiding hand of the Roman Empire. This selection of Seneca's letters shows him upholding the ideals of Stoicism - the wisdom of the self-possessed person immune to life's setbacks - while valuing friendship and courage, and criticizing the harsh treatment of slaves and the cruelties in the gladiatorial arena. The humanity and wit revealed in Seneca's interpretation of Stoicism is a moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind. Selected and translated with an Introduction by Robin Campbell

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic Book
Author : Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Release : 2016-12-14
ISBN : 0486811247
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As chief advisor to the emperor Nero, Lucius Annaeus Seneca was most influential in ancient Rome as a power behind the throne. His lasting fame derives from his writings on Stoic ideology, in which philosophy is a practical form of self-improvement rather than a matter of argument or wordplay. Seneca's letters to a young friend advise action rather than reflection, addressing the issues that confront every generation: how to achieve a good life; how to avoid corruption and self-indulgence; and how to live without fear of death. Written in an intimate, conversational style, the letters reflect the traditional Stoic focus on living in accordance with nature and accepting the world on its own terms. The philosopher emphasizes the Roman values of courage, self-control, and rationality, yet he remains remarkably modern in his tolerant and cosmopolitan attitude. Rich in epigrammatic wit, Seneca's interpretation of Stoicism constitutes a timeless and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic Book
Author : Seneca,Donald Robertson
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2021-04-19
ISBN : 1119751357
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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DISCOVER THE ENDURING LEGACY OF ANCIENT STOICISM Since Roman antiquity, Lucius Annaeus Seneca’s Letters have been one of the greatest expressions of Stoic philosophy. In a highly accessible and timeless way, Seneca reveals the importance of cultivating virtue and the fleeting nature of time, and how being clear sighted about death allows us to live a life of meaning and contentment. Letters from a Stoic continues to fascinate and inspire new generations of readers, including those interested in mindfulness and psychological techniques for well-being. This deluxe hardback selected edition includes Seneca’s first 65 letters from the Richard M. Gummere translation. An insightful introduction by Donald Robertson traces Seneca’s busy life at the centre of Roman power, explores how he reconciled his Stoic outlook with vast personal wealth, and highlights Seneca’s relevance for the modern reader.

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic Book
Author : Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Release : 2016-11-28
ISBN : 0486817865
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Major text of Roman Stoic philosophy examines the rational order of the universe, how to lead a simple life, effects and benefits of misfortune, and the necessity of facing mortality.

Letters from a Stoic All Three Volumes

Letters from a Stoic  All Three Volumes Book
Author : Seneca
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2017-06-22
ISBN : 1387054236
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Like the 'Meditations' of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca's 'Letters' are a treasure of practical wisdom on how to live and enjoy life. The focus is on living a simple, stress-free life thorough the use of rationalism. The letters provide practical steps for people to deal with the human suffering that comes with life's problems. Topics featured range from discussions on the shortness of life and anger to immortality and death. The 'Letters' are part of the foundation of Stoic thought making Seneca one of the indispensable thinkers from Ancient Roman philosophy.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic Book
Author : Seneca
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2015-09-28
ISBN : 132958449X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Like the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca's Letters are a treasure of practical wisdom on how to live and enjoy life. The focus is on living a simple, stress-free life thorough the use of rationalism. Seneca's timeless essays provide practical steps for people to deal with the human suffering that comes with life's problems. Topics featured range from discussions on the shortness of life and anger to immortality and death. The Letters are part of the foundation of Stoic thought making Seneca one of the indispensable thinkers from Ancient Roman philosophy. Although Stoicism is not now as widely practiced as it once was, many people can still find wisdom and inspiration through Seneca's words of advice.

Selected Letters

Selected Letters Book
Author : Seneca
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2010-03-11
ISBN : 0191613762
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'You ask what is the proper measure of wealth? The best measure is to have what is necessary, and next best, to have enough. Keep well!' The letters written by the Stoic philosopher and tragedian Seneca to his friend Lucilius are in effect moral essays, whose purpose is to reinforce Lucilius' struggle to achieve wisdom and serenity, uninfluenced by worldly emotions. Seneca advises his friend on how to do without what is superfluous, whether on the subject of happiness, riches, reputation, or the emotions. The letters include literary critical discussions, moral exhortation, exemplary heroes and episodes from Roman history, and a lurid picture of contemporary luxury. We learn about Seneca's household and estates and about life in the time of Nero; the topic of death is never far away. This readable new translation is the largest selection of Seneca's letters currently available. Accompanied by an invaluable introduction and notes, it opens a window on to Seneca's world. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic Book
Author : Seneca,Richard Mott Gummere
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-07-11
ISBN : 9781387939589
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This edition of Seneca's Epistles unites all 124 of the letters in a single volume, complete with thorough explanatory notes, an appendix, and an index of the names referred to in the text. The entirety of this compendium was penned by Seneca during his retirement and sent to his friend Lucilius Junior, a procurator of Sicily. At this late stage of life, Seneca held great experience in matters of both philosophy and governance, having served under the Emperor Nero for fifteen years. Despite the conversational tone present in many of Seneca's epistles, it isn't entirely clear whether Seneca actually corresponded with Lucilius. It is possible that Seneca simply wished to write fictional correspondence so as to experiment with the form, possibly recreating how he wisely explained ideas or concepts to individuals. The quotation: Vita sine litteris mors - 'Life without learning [is] death' - is derived from the 82nd epistle, and remains the motto for several educational institutions around the world.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic Book
Author : Seneca Seneca
Publisher : Xist Publishing
Release : 2016-02-10
ISBN : 1681955636
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seneca's Letters in One Volume “What really ruins our character is the fact that none of us looks back over his life.”-Seneca, Letters from a Stoic Read the stoic wisdom collected in one eBook. These letters illustrate the ideals admired by the Stoics and reveal how far in advance of his time were many of Seneca's ideas. This book has been professionally formatted for e-readers and contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic Book
Author : Lucius Annaeus Seneca,Richard Mott Gummere
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-10-21
ISBN : 9781502929730
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Like the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca's Letters are a treasure of practical wisdom on how to live and enjoy life. The focus is on living a simple, stress-free life thorough the use of rationalism. The letters provide practical steps for people to deal with the human suffering that comes with life's problems. Topics featured in Seneca's letters range from discussions on the shortness of life and anger to immortality and death. The Letters are part of the foundation of Stoic thought making Seneca one of the indispensable thinkers from Ancient Roman philosophy. Although Stoicism is not now as widely practiced as it once was, many people can still find wisdom and inspiration through Seneca's words and letters. “In the last three years, I've begun to explore one philosophical system in particular: Stoicism. Through my preferred Stoic writer, Lucius Seneca, I've found it to be a simple and immensely practical set of rules for better results with less effort.” - Timothy Ferriss, author of Four Hour Workweek.

The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca

The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca Book
Author : Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1968
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca book written by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Selected Letters

Selected Letters Book
Author : Lucius Annaeus Seneca,Seneca,
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2010-03-11
ISBN : 0199533210
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the largest selection of Stoic philosopher and tragedian Seneca's letters currently available. In them Seneca advises his friend Lucilius on how to do without what is superfluous, whether on the subject of happiness, riches, reputation, or the emotions. We learn too about Seneca's personal and political life in the time of Nero.

Letters from a Stoic The Epistles of Seneca

Letters from a Stoic  The Epistles of Seneca  Book
Author : Seneca
Publisher : Digireads.com Publishing
Release : 2021-12-04
ISBN : 9781420948394
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Letters from a Stoic The Epistles of Seneca book written by Seneca, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic Book
Author : Lucius Annaeus Seneca,General Press
Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
Release : 2021-10-07
ISBN : 9391181953
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seneca’s Letters from a Stoic are moral letters to his friend Lucilius, written over two thousand years ago. They still hold the power to fascinate. The letters were written by Seneca at the end of his life, during his retirement, after he had worked for the Emperor Nero for fifteen years. They are addressed to Lucilius, the then procurator of Sicily, although he is known only through Seneca's writings. It is not clear from the historical record whether or not Seneca and Lucilius actually corresponded, or whether in fact Seneca created the work as a form of fiction. Written in an intimate, conversational style, the letters reflect the traditional Stoic focus on living in accordance with nature and accepting the world on its own terms. The philosopher emphasizes the Roman values of courage, self-control, and rationality, yet he remains remarkably modern in his tolerant and cosmopolitan attitude. Seneca's interpretation of Stoicism constitutes a timeless and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind. For a new generation of Stoic students and practitioners, this lively, timeless guide to living the good life is an essential read.

Letters from a Stoic Volume I

Letters from a Stoic  Volume I Book
Author : Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2016-06-29
ISBN : 136522662X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written over two thousand years ago, Seneca s moral letters to his friend Lucilius aka Letters from a Stoic - still holds the power to enthrall. For a new generation of Stoic students and practitioners (and the merely curious), this lively, timeless guide to living the good life is essential reading. The epistles were written by Seneca at the end of his life, during his retirement, after he had worked for the Emperor Nero for fifteen years. They are addressed to Lucilius, the then procurator of Sicily, although he is known only through Seneca's writings. Whether or not Seneca and Lucilius actually corresponded, or whether in fact Seneca created the work as a form of fiction, is not clear from the historical record. This is the first volume of the Letters, Epistles I-LXV.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic Book
Author : Lucius Seneca
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-04-21
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Description: Letters from a Stoic, also known as the The Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (from Latin "Moral Letters to Lucilius"), is a collection of 124 letters wrote by the great Stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Seneca was a prominent Roman philosopher and playwright who published several essential works about Stoicism. He is considered one of the three key Stoic philosophers (alongside Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus). One thing that stands out from Seneca is that he is one of the most enjoyable and readable of all ancient philosophers. The new Stoic Classics edition consists of two volumes. This is Volume I, which includes the Moral Letters to Lucilius from 1 to 80. A list of famous people who have embraced or admired the philosophy starts from presidents and ends with musicians. Thought leaders in Silicon Valley tout the benefits of Stoicism, and NFL management, coaches, and players alike - from teams such as the Patriots Letters from a Stoic are focused on the inner life, and the joy that comes from wisdom. It emphasizes the Stoic theme that virtue is the only true good and vice the only true evil. Seneca repeatedly refers to the brevity of life and the fleeting nature of time. Since 1614 the "Letters" have been translated into the English language many times. The present text is translated by Richard M. Gummere. He taught Latin at Haverford College and served as Headmaster of the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia and Dean of Admissions at Harvard College. Also, this book is enhanced with hand-drawn illustrations by R. Bigfield to make the experience of reading these ancient texts more enjoyable and pleasant for a contemporary reader.

Letters From a Stoic by Seneca

Letters From a Stoic by Seneca Book
Author : QuickRead,Alyssa Burnette
Publisher : QuickRead.com
Release : 2021-12-04
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. How to cultivate the good life according to Roman philosophy. Today, we treasure the Romans for their advances in art, culture, politics, and philosophy. That’s why so many of their texts survived and why we employ elements of their political practices in our modern form of government. But Letters From a Stoic invites us to remember the Romans as more than dusty relics and engage with ancient wisdom that still has the power to pack a punch in the present. By exploring the writings of the influential Roman philosopher Seneca, Letters From a Stoic offers us the opportunity to connect with Seneca’s insights on some of the fundamental questions of human existence: what “the good life” is and how to find it, how to break free of toxic habits, and how to find peace.

Letters on Ethics

Letters on Ethics Book
Author : Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2017-11-03
ISBN : 9780226528434
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Roman statesman and philosopher Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) recorded his moral philosophy and reflections on life as a highly original kind of correspondence. Letters on Ethics includes vivid descriptions of town and country life in Nero’s Italy, discussions of poetry and oratory, and philosophical training for Seneca’s friend Lucilius. This volume, the first complete English translation in nearly a century, makes the Letters more accessible than ever before. Written as much for a general audience as for Lucilius, these engaging letters offer advice on how to deal with everything from nosy neighbors to sickness, pain, and death. Seneca uses the informal format of the letter to present the central ideas of Stoicism, for centuries the most influential philosophical system in the Mediterranean world. His lively and at times humorous expositions have made the Letters his most popular work and an enduring classic. Including an introduction and explanatory notes by Margaret Graver and A. A. Long, this authoritative edition will captivate a new generation of readers.

Moral letters to Lucilius

Moral letters to Lucilius Book
Author : Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Publisher : Aegitas
Release : 2015-06-15
ISBN : 500064350X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Epistulae morales ad Lucilium (English: Moral Epistles to Lucilius) is a collection of 124 letters which were written by Seneca the Younger at the end of his life. They are addressed to Lucilius, the then procurator of Sicily, although he is known only through Seneca's writings. In these letters, Seneca gives Lucilius tips on how to become a more devoted Stoic. Lucilius was, at that time, the Governor of Sicily, although he is known only through Seneca's writings. Selected from the Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium, these letters illustrate the upright ideals admired by the Stoics and extol the good way of life as seen from their standpoint They also reveal how far in advance of his time were many of Seneca's ideas - his disgust at the shows in the arena or his criticism of the harsh treatment of slaves. Philosophical in tone and written in the 'pointed' style of the Latin Silver Age these 'essays in disguise' were clearly aimed by Seneca at posterity.