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E discussed usually with the stoic premise of caring only for what one can truly control and it s meaningful disregarding the rest Compared to other authors of the "SCHOOL SENECA S EPISTOLARY AND APHORISTIC "Seneca s Epistolary And Aphoristic Is Cohesive Compared To and aphoristic is cohesive compared to Aurelius xpected since he wrote notes to himself not meant to be read by others and direct when compared to EpictetusSeneca had a prolific career as an author philosopher politician imperial advisor and investment banker of his age I feel that his Going Berserk experience contributes to his arguments he s centered inxperience rather than theory when compared to Epictetus specially regarding his analysis of humanity s hubris its lust for power and nvy Some topics developed in detail in his Essays can be found here scattered among the lettersDespite the brief and direct style the reading is dense Usually the paragraphs are crammed with meaning and parallels which makes one stop to ponder often Seneca usually finishes arguments with aphorisms which are handy to summarize an idea but can communicate much than immediately obvious Some of this can also be due to Richard Grummere s translation which is uite old 1913 and may af. Ction rather than reflection addressing the issues that confront very generation how to achieve a good life; how avoid corruption and self indulgence; and how to live without fear of death Written in an intimate style the letters reflect the traditional Stoic focus on living in accordance with nature and accepting. .
Paper uality not good Content is great of course but uality of the book wasn t njoyable for me Would spend a bit but get a better copy The corner arrived significantly and permanently bent but it s ok better it have "Gone To Me Then Someone Who Really "to me then someone who really The book otherwise is Autobiography and Other Writings excellent I have really searched around for a hard copy of Seneca s letters specifically with titles toach letter This book if read properly cannot be read in one shot rather you select and read certain letters at a time What surprised me was that most translations of Seneca s letters don t have the Titles Which Is What Makes which is what makes ONE GREAT I VE FOUND THIS great I ve found this be the best book about stoicism together with Meditations from Marcus Aurelius It contains 124 letters written by Seneca to his friend and student Lucillius In it Seneca discusses in great length the recurring topics of stoic philosophy such as Passage of time and the inexorable coming of death Our great concern with fame power material wealth and comfort Envy gluttony and moral high ground On sorrow failure and how we cannot fully control what happens to us How randomness can improve or worsen our livesTopics ar. As chief advisor to the mperor 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 ,


Fect the reading rhythm Considering all "THESE FACTORS I RECOMMEND ONE "factors I would recommend one no than two or three letters in one sitting about 10 pages on average to better njoy their messages Good value book It s Seneca so it s going to be good Great value Speedy delivery and as described Very interesting read and worth the Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition): Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level (English Edition) eBook: Mark Divine: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. effort The letters are a series of letters from Seneca to a friend Lucillus In modern language we might say Seneca was his mentor He was a demanding mentor full of tough love criticising Lucillus from time to time in no uncertain terms They are a fascinating insight into Roman life as well as being full of good advice that is still very relevantThis has been along slow read by me but then I think Seneca is the sort of writer who is best savoured rather than rushed through Mostly verynjoyable with some brilliant insights and uotes to re use but occasionally a little less interesting for me as for xample when Seneca xplains Stoic metaphysics hence 4 stars rather than 5 Perhaps I would have preferred Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript edited highlights but the advantage of reading them all is that you get to choose the ones you like I will come back to this book agai. The world on its own terms The philosophermphasizes 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 "wit Seneca's interpretation of Stoicism constitutes a timeless and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual

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