On the Shortness of Life

On the Shortness of Life
Author : Seneca
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 112
Release : 2004-09-02
ISBN 10 : 9780141965093
ISBN 13 : 0141965096
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Shortness of Life Book Description:

Timeless advice on the art of living well, from the celebrated Penguin Great Ideas series The writings of the ancient Roman philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into stoicism, morality and the importance of reason, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and wisdom. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. The Penguin Great Ideas series brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are.

On the Shortness of Life

On the Shortness of Life
Author : Seneca
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 112
Release : 2005-09-06
ISBN 10 : 9780143036326
ISBN 13 : 0143036327
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Shortness of Life Book Description:

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives—and destroyed them. Now, Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers, and each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-drive design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped the world. The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca, who lived from c. 5 BC to AD 65, offer powerful insights into the art of living, the importance of reason and morality, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom. This selection of Seneca's orks was taken from the Penguin Classics edition of Dialogues and Letters, translated by C.D.N. Costa, and includes the essays On the Shortness of Life, Consolation to Helvia, and On Tranquility of Mind.

On the Shortness of Life

On the Shortness of Life
Author : Seneca
Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages :
Release :
ISBN 10 : 9781387213153
ISBN 13 : 1387213156
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Shortness of Life Book Description:

Seneca on the Shortness of Life

Seneca   on the Shortness of Life
Author : Lucius Seneca
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages : 46
Release : 2016-11-07
ISBN 10 : 153995191X
ISBN 13 : 9781539951919
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seneca on the Shortness of Life Book Description:

De Brevitate Vitae (frequently referred to as On the Shortness of Life in English) is a moral essay written by Seneca the Younger, a Roman Stoic philosopher, to his father-in-law Paulinus. The philosopher brings up many Stoic principles on the nature of time, namely that men waste much of it in meaningless pursuits. According to the essay, nature gives man enough time to do what is really important and the individual must allot it properly. In general, time can be best used in the study of philosophy, according to Seneca. This essay has been carefully adapted into a contemporary form to allow for easy reading.

On the Shortness of Life

On the Shortness of Life
Author : Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher : CreateSpace
Total Pages : 46
Release : 2015-03-10
ISBN 10 : 1508820821
ISBN 13 : 9781508820826
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Shortness of Life Book Description:

"Life is long if you know how to use it." From the author of Letters From A Stoic (Epistulae Morales), comes another brilliant, timeless guide to living well. Written as a moral essay to his friend Paulinus, Seneca's biting words still pack a powerful punch two thousand years later. With its brash rejection of materialism, conventional lifestyles and group-think, On The Shortness of Life is as relevant as ever. Seneca anticipates the modern world. It's a unique expose of how people get caught up in the rat race and how for those stuck in this mindset, enough is never enough. The 'busy' individuals of Rome Seneca makes reference to, those people who are too preoccupied with their careers and maintaining social relationships to fully examine the quality of their lives, sound a lot like ourselves. The message is simple: Life is long if you live it wisely. Don't waste time worrying about how you look. Don't be lazy. Don't over indulge in entertainment and vice. Everything in moderation. Seneca defends Nature and attacks the lazy. Materialism and a love of trivial knowledge are exposed as key time wasters, along with excess ambition, networking and worrying too much. In this new non-verbatim translation by Damian Stevenson, Seneca's essay comes alive for the modern reader. Seneca's formality of language has been preserved but the wording is more attuned to a contemporary ear. This is a rare treat for students of Stoicism and for anyone interested in seeking an answer to the eternal question, "How should I best use my time?" Includes biographical sketch Seneca The Stoic.

On the Shortness of Life

On the Shortness of Life
Author : Seneca
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages : 42
Release : 2018-02-07
ISBN 10 : 1985208725
ISBN 13 : 9781985208728
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Shortness of Life Book Description:

A two-thousand year old classic that continues to find new fans in the digital age, On the Shortness of Life is a Stoic Philosophy masterpiece and, perhaps, the first and greatest of self-help books. Packed with pithy timeless wisdom, Seneca's famous collection of letters to his father-in-law Paulinus is a short but powerful work, one of Western literature's finest and most enduring answers to the eternal question, How should I best live my life?

On the Shortness of Life by Seneca

On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
Author : Seneca
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages : 66
Release : 2017-10-20
ISBN 10 : 1978451210
ISBN 13 : 9781978451216
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Shortness of Life by Seneca Book Description:

On the Shortness of Life is a moral essay written by Seneca the Younger in 49 AD, a Roman Stoic philosopher, to his father-in-law Paulinus. The philosopher brings up many Stoic principles on the nature of time, namely that men waste much of it in meaningless pursuits. According to the essay, nature gives man enough time to do what is really important and the individual must allot it properly. In general, time can be best used in the study of philosophy, according to Seneca.

On the Shortness of Life Life Is Long if You Know How to Use It

On the Shortness of Life  Life Is Long if You Know How to Use It
Author : Seneca
Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages :
Release : 101-01-01
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Shortness of Life Life Is Long if You Know How to Use It Book Description:

Originally written around 49 AD for his father-in-law Paulinus, Seneca here brings up many Stoic principles on the nature of time, namely that people waste much of it in meaningless pursuits. According to Seneca, nature gives people enough time to do what is really important and it is up to the individual to allot it properly.

On the Shortness of Life

On the Shortness of Life
Author : Lucius Seneca
Publisher :
Total Pages : 43
Release : 2017-09-19
ISBN 10 : 154978496X
ISBN 13 : 9781549784965
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Shortness of Life Book Description:

On the Shortness of Life in English is a moral essay written by Seneca the Younger in 49 AD, a Roman Stoic philosopher, to his father-in-law Paulinus. The philosopher brings up many Stoic principles on the nature of time, namely that men waste much of it in meaningless pursuits. According to the essay, nature gives man enough time to do what is really important and the individual must allot it properly. In general, time can be best used in the study of philosophy, according to Seneca.The same title is also given to a different letter, number 49 in the Letters to Lucilius.

On The Shortness of Life

On The Shortness of Life
Author : Seneca
Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages : 50
Release : 2015-07-11
ISBN 10 : 9781329296916
ISBN 13 : 1329296915
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On The Shortness of Life Book Description:

Life is long if you know how to use it. From the author of Letters From A Stoic (Epistulae Moralis), comes another brilliant, timeless guide to living well. Written as a moral essay to his friend Paulinus, Seneca's biting words still pack a powerful punch two thousand years later. With its brash rejection of materialism, conventional lifestyles and group-think, On The Shortness of Life is as relevant as ever. Seneca anticipates the modern world. It's a unique expose of how people get caught up in the rat race and how for those stuck in this mindset, enough is never enough. The 'busy' individuals of Rome Seneca makes reference to, those people who are too preoccupied with their careers and maintaining social relationships to fully examine the quality of their lives, sound a lot like ourselves. Includes biographical sketch 'Seneca The Stoic.'