Seneca's Letters from a Stoic (Paperback)

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C-A.D. 65), the chief advisor to the emperor Nero, was the power behind the throne in Ancient Rome. He is most famous for his writings on Stoic ideology, in which philosophy is a practical form of self-improvement.

Seneca's letters address the issues of life and death confronting every generation while upholding the ideals of Stoicism - valuing courage and friendship, avoiding corruption and self-indulgence, striving to achieve a good life while being immune to life's setbacks, and enjoying life without the fear of dying.

Written with humanity in an intimate and conversational style, Seneca criticizes the cruel treatment of slaves and focuses on the Roman values of courage, rationality and self-control.

Despite facing ill health, exile and danger, Seneca was able to retain his cosmopolitan attitude and sharp wit, all the while, demonstrating the dignity of the individual in this timeless compilation for future generations to follow.

This edition selects the best letters with the modern translation by R.M. Gummere. It is read by Grover Gardner, who has narrated over 1,200 books. He was the Publishers Weekly "Audiobook Narrator of the Year" and is among AudioFile magazine's "Best Voices of the Century".
Product Details
ISBN: 9798350500417
Publisher: Maple Spring Publishing
Publication Date: December 5th, 2023
Pages: 244
Language: English