Letters from a Stoic - Seneca

Letters from a Stoic

By Seneca

  • Publication Date: 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
5 Score: 5 (From 6 Ratings)

Book Overview

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. Although Stoicism is not now as widely practiced as it once was, many people can still find wisdom and inspiration through Seneca's words and letters. 

“In the last three years, I’ve begun to explore one philosophical system in particular: Stoicism. Through my preferred Stoic writer, Lucius Seneca, I’ve found it to be a simple and immensely practical set of rules for better results with less effort.” 

Timothy Ferriss, author of Four Hour Workweek.

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Users Reviews

  • A+

    By Jonny12345667
    I got this book after hearing people rave about the Stoic philosophy. Seneca's letters are witty and entertaining while also subtly outlining how to put the Stoic ideas into practical use. This is a book that I will keep forever. One of the best books I have read in ages.
  • Excellent value collection

    By Peter Martin Books
    Letters From A Stoic: Epistulae Morales AD Lucilium): All Three Volumes by Seneca Excellent value collection. Great classic read.