Letters from a Stoic Paperback – Jul 30 1969
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c.4BC-AD65) was born in Cordoba, Spain, where he was brought up studying the traditional virtues of republican Roman life. He became a teacher of rhetoric but attracted attention for his incisive style of writing. Closely linked to Nero, his death was ordered by the emperor in AD65. Seneca committed suicide.
Robin Campbell is a well-known translator.
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Of interest to anyone examining the classical world of ancient Rome will discover, the intellectuals of the time possessed both a religion and a philosophy to guide their lives. Religion was merely the outward exoteric public display of sentiment (much like our calendar holidays today) and then there was your philosophy, the inner esoteric moral compass that guided deep seated morality and ethical choices. Which can result in a well lived life of fullfillment & happiness. Qualities all too often absent from modern life. Especially for those still trying to juggle and make sense of repressive monotheisms. Read Seneca & celebrate life's rich offerings.
Seneca is a Stoic Philosopher, but do not feel you need a background in philosophy to appreciate the book. The content is very straight forward, and there is a great flow to the book.
I give this book very high marks, and my highest recommendation.
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Thank you for your fast service. The book is as advertised. It is perfect.Published 4 months ago by Frank D DiLapo
Although these letters were written 2000 years ago, it reads not it was written yesterday. Human nature does not change and Seneca's advice on how to live is truly timeless.Published 13 months ago by True listener
Clear, cogent, real - quintessentially stoic. Seneca also mixes a bit of humour (mostly tongue-in-cheek) which keeps the reading light and enjoyable. Read morePublished 13 months ago by B. Lam
Brilliant book. Solid edition. Extremely readable. An insight into the mind of a master stoic.Published 19 months ago by Christopher Stocovaz
Excellent raw stoicism in a timeless voice. Not overly academic or in any way unserious.Published on July 26 2014 by Jerad
Stoicism is a great learning tool in helping to understand the early Christian Church. Scholars say that it was the 'bridge' that allowed a smoother transition between Paganism... Read morePublished on July 11 2004
That title perhaps sounds like "hot" and "cold" running
Seneca -- but it is rather a personal guide to how I believe
one should approach Seneca and his advice in these... Read more
This book is the fundamental vademecum for every day life. No person that I know has left this book suffer the dust and the quiet tranquillity that any other philosophy book enjoy... Read morePublished on March 1 2002 by Luciano Lupini
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