Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic
Author: Seneca
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0141395850
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Release: 2014-10-22
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Seeing self-possession as the key to an existence lived 'in accordance with nature', the Stoic philosophy called for the restraint of animal instincts and the importance of upright ethical ideals and virtuous living. Seneca's writings are a profound, powerfully moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic
Author: Seneca
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780141914527
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Release: 2004-08-26
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

'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

Letters From A Stoic

Letters From A Stoic
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781329894747
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Release: 2016-02-10
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How to Live a Happy Life, One Stoic Moment at a Time It's not how much you make, it's how you live. Letters from a Stoic is a first-person look into how an experienced Stoic applies philosophy to ordinary life and the world around him. From it you not only learn the core tenets of Stoicism, but get to witness the intellectual practice of someone who's who's wholly devoted to cultivating his mind, mastering philosophy, and achieving long-lasting happiness. The Stoics are not out to banish the emotions; they are out to reduce, to the extent possible, negative emotions, such as feelings of anger or grief that will disrupt our tranquillity. They value positive emotions, with feelings of joy being at the top of their list. ""Your greatest difficulty is with yourself; you are your own stumbling-block."" In his Letters we discover how to remove that stumbling block with the wisdom of this remarkable man. Scroll up and get your copy now.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic
Author: Seneca,Donald Robertson
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781119751359
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Release: 2021-04-19
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Daily Stoic

The Daily Stoic
Author: Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780735211742
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Release: 2016-10-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller. Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.

Letters from a Stoic All Three Volumes

Letters from a Stoic  All Three Volumes
Author: Seneca
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9781387054237
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Release: 2017-06-22
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Discourses and Selected Writings

Discourses and Selected Writings
Author: Epictetus
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780141917481
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Release: 2008-08-28
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Discourses/Fragments/Enchiridion 'I must die. But must I die bawling?' Epictetus, a Greek Stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicopolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of Stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love. Translated and Edited with an Introduction by Robert Dobbin

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780486811246
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Release: 2016-12-14
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

Letters from a Stoic
Author: Seneca
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781329584495
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Release: 2015-09-28
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic

Seneca s Letters from a Stoic
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780486817866
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Release: 2016-11-28
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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 on Ethics

Letters on Ethics
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780226265209
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Release: 2015-11-20
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Letters from a Stoic The 124 Epistles of Seneca Complete

Letters from a Stoic  The 124 Epistles of Seneca   Complete
Author: Seneca,Richard Mott Gummere
Pages: 390
ISBN: 1387939572
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Release: 2018-07-11
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This edition of Seneca's Epistles unites all 124 of the letters in a single volume, complete with thorough explanatory notes, an appendix, and an index of the names referred to in the text. The entirety of this compendium was penned by Seneca during his retirement and sent to his friend Lucilius Junior, a procurator of Sicily. At this late stage of life, Seneca held great experience in matters of both philosophy and governance, having served under the Emperor Nero for fifteen years. Despite the conversational tone present in many of Seneca's epistles, it isn't entirely clear whether Seneca actually corresponded with Lucilius. It is possible that Seneca simply wished to write fictional correspondence so as to experiment with the form, possibly recreating how he wisely explained ideas or concepts to individuals. The quotation: Vita sine litteris mors - 'Life without learning [is] death' - is derived from the 82nd epistle, and remains the motto for several educational institutions around the world.

Dialogues and Letters

Dialogues and Letters
Author: Seneca
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780141914541
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Release: 2005-02-24
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A major writer and a leading figure in the public life of Rome, Seneca (c. 4BC-AD 65) ranks among the most eloquent and influential masters of Latin prose. This selection explores his thoughts on philosophy and the trials of life. In the Consolation to Helvia he strives to offer solace to his mother, following his exile in AD 41, while On the Shortness of Life and On Tranquillity of Mind are lucid and compelling explorations of Stoic thought. Witty and self-critical, the Letters - written to his young friend Lucilius - explore Seneca's struggle to acquire philosophical wisdom. A fascinating insight into one of the greatest minds of Ancient Rome, these works inspired writers and thinkers including Montaigne, Rousseau, and Bacon, and continue to intrigue and enlighten.

Letters from a Stoic the Epistles of Seneca

Letters from a Stoic  the Epistles of Seneca
Author: Seneca,Richard Mott Gummere
Pages: 348
ISBN: 1420948385
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Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Digireads.Com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

Moral letters to Lucilius

Moral letters to Lucilius
Author: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9785000643488
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Release: 2015-06-15
Editor: Aegitas
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Epistulae morales ad Lucilium (English: Moral Epistles to Lucilius) is a collection of 124 letters which were written by Seneca the Younger at the end of his life. They are addressed to Lucilius, the then procurator of Sicily, although he is known only through Seneca's writings. In these letters, Seneca gives Lucilius tips on how to become a more devoted Stoic. Lucilius was, at that time, the Governor of Sicily, although he is known only through Seneca's writings. Selected from the Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium, these letters illustrate the upright ideals admired by the Stoics and extol the good way of life as seen from their standpoint They also reveal how far in advance of his time were many of Seneca's ideas - his disgust at the shows in the arena or his criticism of the harsh treatment of slaves. Philosophical in tone and written in the 'pointed' style of the Latin Silver Age these 'essays in disguise' were clearly aimed by Seneca at posterity.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic
Author: Seneca,Donald Robertson
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781119751434
Available:
Release: 2021-03-03
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Stoicism Collection

Stoicism Collection
Author: Marcus Aurelius,Seneca,Epictetus
Pages: 410
ISBN: 1985094231
Available:
Release: 2018-02-05
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Stoicism Collection contains three of the most notable Stoic pieces, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca's Letters from a Stoic, and The Discourses of Epictetus. These three pieces are the foundations of Stoicism.

Letters from a Stoic Volume II

Letters from a Stoic  Volume II
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Pages: 134
ISBN: 9781365226731
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Release: 2016-06-29
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Handbook for New Stoics

A Handbook for New Stoics
Author: Massimo Pigliucci,Gregory Lopez
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781615195343
Available:
Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: The Experiment
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A pragmatic philosophy more popular than ever—here are 52 ancient lessons to help you overcome adversity and find tranquility in the modern world Stress often comes from situations that are beyond our control—such as preparing for a meeting, waiting for test results, or arguing with a loved one. But we can control our response to these everyday tensions—through the wisdom and practice of Stoicism. Stoicism is an ancient pragmatic philosophy that teaches us to step back, gain perspective, and act with intention. In A Handbook for New Stoics, renowned philosopher Massimo Pigliucci and seasoned practitioner Gregory Lopez provide 52 week-by-week lessons to help us apply timeless Stoic teachings to modern life. Whether you’re already familiar with Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, or you’re entirely new to Stoicism, this handbook will help you embrace challenges, thrive under pressure, and discover the good life! Join the online discussion group for A Handbook for New Stoics! facebook.com/groups/377601502853437

Letters from a Stoic Illustrated

Letters from a Stoic  Illustrated
Author: Seneca
Pages: 356
ISBN: 1549848356
Available:
Release: 2017-09-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. 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.