Great Ideas On The Shortness Of Life by SenecaGreat Ideas On The Shortness Of Life by Seneca

Great Ideas On The Shortness Of Life


Mass Market Paperback | February 1, 2005

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Timeless advice on the art of living well, from the celebrated Penguin Great Ideas series The writings of the ancient Roman philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into stoicism, morality and the importance of reason, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and wisdom. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. The Penguin Great Ideas series brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman, philosopher, advocate and man of letters, was born in Spain around 4BC. He rose to prominence at Rome, pursuing a double career in the courts and political life, until Claudius sent him into exile exile on the island of Corsica for eight years. Recalled in AD49, he was appointed tutor to the boy who wa...
Title:Great Ideas On The Shortness Of LifeFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.1 × 4.38 × 0.3 inPublished:February 1, 2005Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014101881X

ISBN - 13:9780141018812


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stale read, hidden gems, and inspiring discourses To me ancient literature that hasn't been adapted to the modern reader is can be difficult to decipher, and, on the surface, appear stale. On the shortness of life had that feeling, yet it was laced with hidden gems of knowledge and insight on the part of Seneca. A short, but dense read, this book is worth having multiple reads. You will relate to different tales as you experience changes in your life. Several perspectives are invaluable to the aspiring stoic, particularly the perspective given in the third section dedicated to our perception of life. While this book is not a coles notes of how to be a stoic, it reads with elegance and detail that would be missed should the ideas be condensed into point form.
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