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Letters from a Stoic Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium By Seneca

Letters from a Stoic
by Seneca

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A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived "in accordance with nature", Stoicism called for restraint of animal instincts and severing of emotional ties. Seneca's contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into an inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.
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Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium by Seneca

'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

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About Seneca


Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c.4BC - AD65) was born in Spain but was raised according to the traditional values of the republic of Rome. In AD48 he became tutor to the future emperor Nero and became his principal civil advisor when he took power. His death was eventually ordered by Nero in AD65, but Seneca anticipated the emperor's decree and committed suicide. Robin Campbell is a well-known translator.

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GOR001470237
Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium by Seneca
Seneca
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1969-04-30
256
0140442103
9780140442106
N/A
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