Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic
Author : Seneca
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2015-04-28
ISBN 10 : 9780141395852
ISBN 13 : 0141395850
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic Book Description:

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
Author : Seneca
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2004-08-26
ISBN 10 : 9780141914527
ISBN 13 : 0141914521
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic Book Description:

'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
Author : Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2016-12-14
ISBN 10 : 9780486811246
ISBN 13 : 0486811247
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic Book Description:

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 All Three Volumes

Letters from a Stoic  All Three Volumes
Author : Seneca
Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages : 346
Release : 2017-06-21
ISBN 10 : 9781387054213
ISBN 13 : 138705421X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic All Three Volumes Book Description:

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
Author : Seneca
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2021-04-19
ISBN 10 : 9781119751359
ISBN 13 : 1119751357
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic Book Description:

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.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic
Author : Seneca
Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2015-09-28
ISBN 10 : 9781329584495
ISBN 13 : 132958449X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic Book Description:

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
Author : Seneca
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2010-03-11
ISBN 10 : 9780191613760
ISBN 13 : 0191613762
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected Letters Book Description:

'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.

Selected Letters

Selected Letters
Author : Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 314
Release : 2010-03-11
ISBN 10 : 9780199533213
ISBN 13 : 0199533210
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected Letters Book Description:

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

Letters from a Stoic
Author : Seneca Seneca
Publisher : Xist Publishing
Total Pages : 475
Release : 2016-02-10
ISBN 10 : 9781681955636
ISBN 13 : 1681955636
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic Book Description:

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.

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic
Author : Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
Total Pages : 254
Release : 2021-10-07
ISBN 10 : 9789391181956
ISBN 13 : 9391181953
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic Book Description:

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.