Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium

bySenecaEditorRobin CampbellIntroduction byRobin Campbell

August 26, 2004|
Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium by Seneca
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'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

Title:Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:August 26, 2004
Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780141914527

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