Search for books, people and lists
Read This Twice
HomePeopleBooksSign In

Letters from a Stoic

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The power and wealth which Seneca the Younger (c.4 B.C. - A.D. 65) acquired as Nero's minister were in conflict with his Stoic beliefs. Nevertheless he was the outstanding figure of his age. The Stoic philosophy which Seneca professed in his writings, later supported by Marcus Aurelius, provided Rome with a passable bridge to Christianity. Seneca's...
Publish Date
1969
July 30
First Published in 1964
Goodreads rating
4.34
ISBN
8601420051690
Recommendations
5
Recommendations
The author is an outstanding thinker and this is, I think, one of his most accesible books.      source
Apr 02, 2018
That’s what I read by Seneca.      source
After Marcus Aurelius, this is one of my favorite books.      source
Feb 27, 2020
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