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Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium

Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium (Paperback, New edition)

By Seneca
Translated by Campbell, Robin

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A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived 'in accordance with nature', Stoicism called for the restraint of animal instincts and the severing of emotional ties. These beliefs were formulated by the Athenian followers of Zeno in the fourth century BC, ...but it was in Seneca (c. 4 BC - AD 65) that the Stoics found their most eloquent advocate. Stoicism, as expressed in the Letters, helped ease pagan Rome's transition to Christianity, for it upholds upright ethical ideals and extols virtuous living, as well as expressing disgust for the harsh treatment of slaves and the inhumane slaughters witnessed in the Roman arenas. Seneca's major contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into a powerfully moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.
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ISBN 9780140442106
Released NZ 1 Jul 1974
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback, New edition
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Language English (translated from: Latin)
Series Classics
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ISBN-13 9780140442106
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Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Released 1 Jul 1974
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
 › 3 other possible formats available
Edition New edition
Language English
Translated from Latin
Author(s) By Seneca
Translated by Campbell, Robin
Series Classics
Category Ancient Western Philosophy To C 500
Ancient Greek & Roman Philosophy
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 188;188
Weight 191g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Stoics - Correspondence, Conduct of life - Early works to 1800.
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly