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Letters from a Stoic

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Experience the spiritual and philosophical wisdom of the Stoic philosophy through the letters of a true master. Written by a conflicted minister in Nero's court, these letters provide insight into upstanding Stoic ideals and a good way of life. Spiritual and progressive for their time, these letters offer criticism of harsh treatment of slaves and the barbaric shows in the arena. Enjoy the pointed and philosophical style of the Latin Silver Age in these essays disguised as letters to Lucilium.
Publish Date
first published in 65
Goodreads Rating
The author is an outstanding thinker and this is, I think, one of his most accesible books.      source
That’s what I read by Seneca.      source
After Marcus Aurelius, this is one of my favorite books.      source
A thread on my notes and highlights from the book "Letters from a Stoic" by Seneca. Written in around 65 AD, the book is a literary masterpiece, and has had a great influence on me. I try to re-read it at least once a year. (1/n)      source
From Letters from a Stoic, I learned self-mastery: to constantly improve myself so I would be ready for any possible disaster. I also learned that when disaster happens, it means that something is being asked of me. I need to improve.      source