Ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales

Ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Release: 2013-09
Editor: Rarebooksclub.com
Pages: 124
ISBN: 1230035079
Language: la
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...hoc bonis 31 malisque conveniet. Erunt qui voluptates laudent, erunt qui labores malint; erunt qui dolorem maximum malum dicant, erunt qui ne malum quidem appellent; divitias aliquis ad summum bonum admittet, alius illas dicet malo vitae humanae repertas, nihil esse eo locupletius, cui quod donet fortuna non invenit. In tanta iudiciorum diversitate referendam bene merentibus gratiam omnes tibi uno, quod aiunt, ore adfirmabunt. In hoc tam discors turba consentiet; cum interim iniurias pro beneficiis reddimus, et prima causa est, cur quis ingratus sit, si satis 32 gratus esse non potuit. Eo perductus est furor, ut periculosissima res sit beneficia in aliquem magna conferre; nam quia putat turpe non reddere, non vult esse, cui reddat. Tibi habe, quod accepisti; we should take counsel regarding them, not with their reputation but with their nature; those things possess no grandeur wherewith to enthral our minds, except the fact that we have become accustomed to marvel at them. For they are not praised because they ought to be desired, but they are desired because they have been praised; and when the error of individuals has once created error on the part of the public, then the public error goes on creating error on the part of individuals. But just as we take on faith such estimates of values, so let us take on the faith of the people this truth, that nothing is more honourable than a grateful heart. This phrase will be echoed by all cities, and by all races, even those from savage countries. Upon this point good and bad will agree. Some praise pleasure, some prefer toil; some say that pain is the greatest of evils, some say it is no evil at all; some will include riches in the Supreme Good, others will say that their discovery meant harm to...

Letters on Ethics

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

The Daily Stoic

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

Seneca

Seneca
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Release: 2021-11-16
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780226783093
Language: en
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A selection of Seneca’s most significant letters that illuminate his philosophical and personal life. “There is only one course of action that can make you happy. . . . rejoice in what is yours. What is it that is yours? Yourself; the best part of you.” In the year 62, citing health issues, the Roman philosopher Seneca withdrew from public service and devoted his time to writing. His letters from this period offer a window onto his experience as a landowner, a traveler, and a man coping with the onset of old age. They share his ideas on everything from the treatment of enslaved people to the perils of seafaring, and they provide lucid explanations for many key points of Stoic philosophy. This selection of fifty letters brings out the essentials of Seneca’s thought, with much that speaks directly to the modern reader. Above all, they explore the inner life of the individual who proceeds through philosophical inquiry from a state of emotional turmoil to true friendship, self-determination, and personal excellence.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic
Author: Seneca,Richard Mott Gummere
Release: 2018-07-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 390
ISBN: 1387939580
Language: en
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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.

Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic
Author: Seneca
Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780141395852
Language: en
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A new series of beautiful hardcover nonfiction classics, with covers designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith World-changing ideas meet eye-catching design: the best titles of the extraordinarily successful Great Ideas series are now packaged in Coralie Bickford-Smith’s distinctive, award-winning covers. Whether on a well-curated shelf or in your back pocket, these timeless works of philosophical, political, and psychological thought are absolute must-haves for book collectors as well as design enthusiasts. A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived "in accordance with nature," Stoicism called for the restraint of animal instincts and the severing of emotional ties. These beliefs were formulated by the Athenian followers of Zeno in the fourth century BC, but it was in Seneca that the Stoics found their most eloquent advocate. Stoicism, as expressed in the Letters, helped ease pagan Rome's transition to Christianity, for it upholds upright ethical ideals and extols virtuous living, as well as expressing disgust for the harsh treatment of slaves and the inhumane slaughter witnessed in the Roman arenas. Seneca's major contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into a powerfully moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind. Robin Campbell's distinguished translation captures Seneca's humour and concise, memorable aphorisms and his introduction discusses the tensions between Seneca's philosophy and his turbulent career as adviser to the tyrannical emperor Nero. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Discourses of Epictetus

The Discourses of Epictetus
Author: Epictetus
Release: 1877
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 534
ISBN: UOM:39015034802028
Language: en
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Letters from a Stoic All Three Volumes

Letters from a Stoic  All Three Volumes
Author: Seneca
Release: 2017-06-22
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9781387054237
Language: en
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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.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to Himself

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to Himself
Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)
Release: 1910
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 167
ISBN: NYPL:33433022675395
Language: en
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Seneca Six Pack 2

Seneca Six Pack 2
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca,Harold Edgeworth Butler,Elbert Hubbard,Michel de Montaigne
Release: 2016-07-20
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 388
ISBN: 9781365271748
Language: en
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Seneca Six Pack 2 presents six more primary and secondary texts for students of Stoicism and fans of Lucius Annaeus Seneca. There are three Seneca originals, a study of SenecaÕs poetry, a biographical essay by Elbert Hubbard and a look at the parallels between Seneca and Plutarch. Apocolocyntosis Or, Ludus de Morte Claudii: The Pumpkinification of Claudius by Seneca. Letters from a Stoic Volume II by Seneca. On Benefits by Seneca. SenecaÕs Poetry by Harold Edgeworth Butler. Seneca by Elbert Hubbard. Seneca and Plutarch by Michel de Montaigne.

Stoicism Collection

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

Moral Letters to Lucilius

Moral Letters to Lucilius
Author: Lucius Annaeus Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Release: 2016-08-13
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 546
ISBN: 1536965537
Language: en
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The moral letters to Lucilius are a collection of 124 letters, written by Seneca the Younger (c. 4 BC-AD 65), spanning a wide variety of moral problems. Written during his retirement after serving as both tutor and advisor to the emperor Nero, Seneca offers his unique form of stoicism.This edition contains all 124 letters by Seneca and fragments quoted by Aulus Gellius.

Selected Letters

Selected Letters
Author: Seneca
Release: 2010-03-11
Editor: OUP Oxford
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780191613760
Language: en
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'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.

Letters from a Stoic Complete Royal Collector s Edition Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket

Letters from a Stoic  Complete   Royal Collector s Edition   Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Release: 2020-12-30
Editor: Royal Classics
Pages: 444
ISBN: 1774760835
Language: en
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Letters from a Stoic, include Seneca's complete surviving collection of 124 letters. The letters focus on many themes of Stoic philosophy such as the contempt of death, the stout-heartedness of the sage, and virtue as the supreme good.

Dialogues and Letters

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

Stoicism and the Art of Happiness

Stoicism and the Art of Happiness
Author: Donald Robertson
Release: 2018-09-06
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781473674790
Language: en
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The stoics lived a long time ago, but they had some startling insights into the human condition - insights which endure to this day. The philosophical tradition, founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in 301 BC, endured as an active movement for almost 500 years, and contributions from dazzling minds such as Cicero, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius helped create a body of thought with an extraordinary goal - to provide a rational, healthy way of living in harmony with the nature of the universe and in respect of our relationships with each other. In many ways a precursor to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Stoicism provides an armamentarium of strategies and techniques for developing psychological resilience, while celebrating all in life which is beautiful and important. By learning what stoicism is, you can revolutionise your life and learn how to seize the day, live happily and be a better person. This simple, empowering book shows how to use this ancient wisdom to make practical, positive changes to your life. Using thought-provoking case studies, highlighting key ideas and things to remember and providing tools for self-assessment, it demonstrates that Stoicism is a proven, profound pathway to happiness.

Dialogues and Essays

Dialogues and Essays
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Release: 2008-09-11
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9780199552405
Language: en
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Stoic philosopher and tutor to the young emperor Nero, Seneca wrote moral essays - exercises in practical philosophy - on how to live in a troubled world. Strikingly applicable today, his thoughts on happiness and other subjects are here combined in a clear, modern translation with an introduction on Seneca's life and philosophy.

Breakfast with Seneca A Stoic Guide to the Art of Living

Breakfast with Seneca  A Stoic Guide to the Art of Living
Author: David Fideler
Release: 2021-12-14
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780393531671
Language: en
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The first clear and faithful guide to the timeless, practical teachings of the Stoic philosopher Seneca. Stoicism, the most influential philosophy of the Roman Empire, offers refreshingly modern ways to strengthen our inner character in the face of an unpredictable world. Widely recognized as the most talented and humane writer of the Stoic tradition, Seneca teaches us to live with freedom and purpose. His most enduring work, over a hundred “Letters from a Stoic” written to a close friend, explains how to handle adversity; overcome grief, anxiety, and anger; transform setbacks into opportunities for growth; and recognize the true nature of friendship. In Breakfast with Seneca, philosopher David Fideler mines Seneca’s classic works in a series of focused chapters, clearly explaining Seneca’s ideas without oversimplifying them. Best enjoyed as a daily ritual, like an energizing cup of coffee, Seneca’s wisdom provides us with a steady stream of time-tested advice about the human condition—which, as it turns out, hasn’t changed much over the past two thousand years.

The Art of Living

The Art of Living
Author: Epictetus,Sharon Lebell
Release: 2013-02-05
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780062273765
Language: en
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Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.

The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca

The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Release: 1968
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 261
ISBN: 0393004597
Language: en
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A selection of essays and letters by the 1st century Roman philosopher.