Letters from a Stoic Collins Classics

Letters from a Stoic  Collins Classics
Author: Lucius Seneca
Publsiher: William Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-09-02
ISBN: 9780008425043
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic Collins Classics Book Excerpt:

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. No man can live a happy life, or even a supportable life, without the study of wisdom Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC-AD 65) is one of the most famous Roman philosophers. Instrumental in guiding the Roman Empire under emperor Nero, Seneca influenced him from a young age with his Stoic principles. Later in life, he wrote Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium, or Letters from a Stoic, detailing these principles in full. Seneca's letters read like a diary, or a handbook of philosophical meditations. Often beginning with observations on daily life, the letters focus on many traditional themes of Stoic philosophy, such as the contempt of death, the value of friendship and virtue as the supreme good. Using Gummere's translation from the early twentieth century, this selection of Seneca's letters shows his belief in the austere, ethical ideals of Stoicism - teachings we can still learn from today.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic
Author: Seneca,Donald Robertson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-04-12
ISBN: 1119751357
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic Book Excerpt:

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.

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2016-12-14
ISBN: 0486811247
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic Book Excerpt:

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: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-08-02
ISBN: 1329437608
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters From a Stoic All Three Volumes Book Excerpt:

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. Although Stoicism is not now as widely practiced as it once was, many people can still find wisdom and inspiration through Seneca's words and letters.

Letters from a Stoic All Three Volumes

Letters from a Stoic  All Three Volumes
Author: Seneca
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2017-06-21
ISBN: 138705421X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic All Three Volumes Book Excerpt:

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: Leif Frenzel
Publsiher: Eudaimonia Consulting & Publishing GmbH
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN: 3981846257
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic Book Excerpt:

Over the course of more than four years, between 2008 and 2013, I wrote a weblog, or Blog, called Letters from a Stoic. I posted an entry (in order) for each of Seneca’s well-known "Letters to Lucilius about Ethics", taking up one or two points from the letter every time. In this book, I have collected all texts from the blog in a handy format for more convenient reading, together with an introduction and selected bibliography.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic
Author: Seneca,Donald Robertson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-03-03
ISBN: 1119751438
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic Book Excerpt:

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.

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-11-28
ISBN: 0486817865
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic Book Excerpt:

Major text of Roman Stoic philosophy examines the rational order of the universe, how to lead a simple life, effects and benefits of misfortune, and the necessity of facing mortality.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic
Author: Seneca Seneca
Publsiher: Xist Publishing
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2016-02-10
ISBN: 1681955636
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic Book Excerpt:

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.

Letters from a Stoic Volume I

Letters from a Stoic  Volume I
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN: 136522662X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic Volume I Book Excerpt:

Written over two thousand years ago, Seneca's moral letters to his friend Lucilius - aka Letters from a Stoic - still holds the power to enthrall. For a new generation of Stoic students and practitioners (and the merely curious), this lively, timeless guide to living the good life is essential reading. The epistles 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. Whether or not Seneca and Lucilius actually corresponded, or whether in fact Seneca created the work as a form of fiction, is not clear from the historical record. This is the first volume of the Letters, Epistles I-LXV.

Letters from a Stoic Volume III

Letters from a Stoic  Volume III
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN: 1365226816
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic Volume III Book Excerpt:

Letters from a Stoic still holds the power to enthrall. The epistles 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. Whether or not Seneca and Lucilius actually corresponded, or whether in fact Seneca created the work as a form of fiction, is not clear from the historical record. This is the third volume of the Letters, Epistles Letter XCIII - CXXIV.

Letters from a Stoic Volume II

Letters from a Stoic  Volume II
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN: 1365226735
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic Volume II Book Excerpt:

Letters from a Stoic is a timeless guide to living the good life. The moral epistles 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. Whether or not Seneca and Lucilius actually corresponded, or whether in fact Seneca created the work as a form of fiction, is not clear from the historical record. This is the second volume of the Letters, Epistles LXVI-XCII.

Letters from a Stoic All Three Volumes

Letters from a Stoic  All Three Volumes
Author: Seneca
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2017-06-22
ISBN: 1387054236
Category: Conduct of life
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic All Three Volumes Book Excerpt:

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 on Ethics

Letters on Ethics
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-11-03
ISBN: 9780226528434
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters on Ethics Book Excerpt:

The Roman statesman and philosopher Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) recorded his moral philosophy and reflections on life as a highly original kind of correspondence. Letters on Ethics includes vivid descriptions of town and country life in Nero’s Italy, discussions of poetry and oratory, and philosophical training for Seneca’s friend Lucilius. This volume, the first complete English translation in nearly a century, makes the Letters more accessible than ever before. Written as much for a general audience as for Lucilius, these engaging letters offer advice on how to deal with everything from nosy neighbors to sickness, pain, and death. Seneca uses the informal format of the letter to present the central ideas of Stoicism, for centuries the most influential philosophical system in the Mediterranean world. His lively and at times humorous expositions have made the Letters his most popular work and an enduring classic. Including an introduction and explanatory notes by Margaret Graver and A. A. Long, this authoritative edition will captivate a new generation of readers.

Selected Letters

Selected Letters
Author: Seneca
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-03-11
ISBN: 0191613762
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected Letters Book Excerpt:

'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.

Stoic Philosophy of Seneca Essays and Letters

Stoic Philosophy of Seneca Essays and Letters
Author: Seneca
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1981-01-06
ISBN: 0393004597
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stoic Philosophy of Seneca Essays and Letters Book Excerpt:

The philosophy of Seneca has extended in influence from first-century Rome to the essays of Montaigne, to Elizabethan tragedy, to the theology of Calvin and the doctrines of the French Revolution. In The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca, representative selections from Seneca's writings offer the reader an excellent introduction to the range of his work. The selections are drawn from the essays, or dialogues, and the "Consolations;" from the treatises, of which "On Clemency," addressed to the young Nero, is included here; and from the Letters to Lucilius, which have to do not only with philosophical subjects but also with Seneca's personal experiences, such as journeys and visits. Moses Hadas has selected letters and essays which reveal Seneca's major philosophical themes—the relationship of the individual to society and to the gods; the meaning of pain and misfortune; man's attitudes to change, time, and death; and the nature of the highest good and of the happy life. In his Introduction, Professor Hadas discusses Seneca's life and work, tracing the history of his reputation; comments on Seneca's style; and outlines the origins and tenets of Stoicism.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic
Author: Seneca
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2018-12-25
ISBN: 9781789431285
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic Book Excerpt:

This edition of Letters from a Stoic, otherwise known as Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium contains the three volumes of correspondence between the elderly Greek Stoic Seneca and the young Lucilius Junior. Each of the one hundred and twenty-four letters touches on a wide range of topics from a happy life to the moral one. These letters, while addressed to a particular indivual, were clearly written to be read by a much wider audience, and indeed, this book is an excellent introdu

Stoic Serenity

Stoic Serenity
Author: Keith Seddon
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2007-02-01
ISBN: 1847538177
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stoic Serenity Book Excerpt:

Readers who enter upon this practical course in the Stoic art of living will learn how Stoic principles are linked to real life, and how to enjoy the 'smooth flow of life' of the Stoic Sage who follows nature and holds to virtue, finding fearlessness, inner peace, and freedom from troubles. Readers will gain maximum advantage from the course if they acquire copies of Seneca's Letters from a Stoic (Penguin Books), and the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (the Robin Hard translation from Wordsworth Editions is recommended). The text expands on a correspondence course previously made available by the Stoic Foundation. One student commented: 'I believe this course has changed my life, and I cannot thank you enough' -- DN, Australia. The book is illustrated with pen and ink drawings.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic
Author: Leif Frenzel
Publsiher: Eudaimonia Consulting & Publishing GmbH
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN: 3981846249
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Stoic Book Excerpt:

Over the course of more than four years, between 2008 and 2013, I wrote a weblog, or Blog, called Letters from a Stoic. I posted an entry (in order) for each of Seneca’s well-known "Letters to Lucilius about Ethics", taking up one or two points from the letter every time. In this book, I have collected all texts from the blog in a handy format for more convenient reading, together with an introduction and selected bibliography.

Letters From A Stoic

Letters From A Stoic
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1329894812
Category: Conduct of life
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters From A Stoic Book Excerpt:

Seneca's major contribution to Stoicism was to spiritualize and humanize a system which could appear cold and unrealistic.