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              Letters from a Stoic: The 124 Epistles of Seneca - Complete
                

              Letters from a Stoic: The 124 Epistles of Seneca - Complete (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Seneca; Gummere, Richard Mott

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              This edition of Seneca's Epistles unites all 124 of the letters in a single volume, complete with thorough explanatory notes, an appendix, and an index of the names referred to in the text. The entirety of this compendium was penned by Seneca during his retirement and sent to his... friend Lucilius Junior, a procurator of Sicily. At this late stage of life, Seneca held great experience in matters of both philosophy and governance, having served under the Emperor Nero for fifteen years. Despite the conversational tone present in many of Seneca's epistles, it isn't entirely clear whether Seneca actually corresponded with Lucilius. It is possible that Seneca simply wished to write fictional correspondence so as to experiment with the form, possibly recreating how he wisely explained ideas or concepts to individuals. The quotation: Vita sine litteris mors - 'Life without learning [is] death' - is derived from the 82nd epistle, and remains the motto for several educational institutions around the world.
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              Peace of Mind
                

              Peace of Mind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Seneca

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              Peace of Mind (De Tranquillitate Animi) is a dialogue written by Seneca the Younger during the years 49 to 62 A.D. It concerns the state of mind of Seneca's friend Annaeus Serenus, and how to cure Serenus of anxiety, worry and disgust with life. For the modern reader, this short,... powerful work offers insight into how to think like a Stoic. It is a road-map for guiding the mind to, in Seneca's words, always pursue a steady, unruffled course...be pleased with itself, and look with pleasure upon its surroundings, and experience no interruption of this joy, but abide in a peaceful condition without being ever either elated or depressed.
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              Dialogues
                

              Dialogues (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Seneca

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              Seneca's Dialogues-as his epistolary essays have traditionally been known- capture the full range of the Roman thinker's philosophical interests, in particular Stoicism and his unique interpretation of it. Seneca's writings on subjects such as the shortness of life, anger, tranqu...ility of mind, and consolations for grief on the loss of a loved one, are strikingly applicable to our modern world. The Complete Dialogues are collected here: On the Shortness of Life (De Brevitate Vitae), Of a Happy Life (De Vita Beata), Of Providence (De Providentia), On the Firmness of the Wise Man (De Constantia Sapientis), Of Anger (De Ira), Of Leisure (De Otio), Of Peace of Mind (De Tranquillitate Animi) and Of Clemency (De Clementia).
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              Letters from a Stoic: All Three Volumes
                

              Letters from a Stoic: All Three Volumes (Hardback)

              By Seneca

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              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.
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              ISBN 9781387054237
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              Moral Essays: Volume II
               

              Moral Essays: Volume II (Hardback, Revised edition)

              By Seneca; Translated by Basore, John W.

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              In Moral Essays Seneca (c. 4-65 CE) expresses his Stoic philosophy on providence, steadfastness, anger, forgiveness, consolation, the happy life, leisure, tranquility, the brevity of life, and gift-giving.

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              Medea
                

              Medea (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Seneca

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              Medea, a former princess of Colchis, and the wife of Jason, finds her position in the Greek world threatened when her husband attempts to leave her for a Greek princess of Corinth. In this classic translation of Seneca's Medea, Ella Harris retains the powerful effects of the mono...logues, as well as the unique flavor of Seneca's language.
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              Natural Questions: Volume II

              Natural Questions: Volume II (Hardback)

              By Seneca; Translated by Corcoran, Thomas H.

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              Book 4 discusses hail and snow; 5, winds; 6, earthquakes; and 7, comets.

              ISBN 9780674995031
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1972
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Series Loeb Classical Library
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              Moral Essays: Volume III

              Moral Essays: Volume III (Hardback)

              By Seneca; Translated by Basore, John W.

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              On Benefits (in Volume III) discusses what constitutes a favor, how it should be given and how received, and the nature of gratitude and ingratitude.

              ISBN 9780674993433
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1935
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Epistles: Volume I
               

              Epistles: Volume I (Hardback)

              By Seneca; Translated by Gummere, Richard M.

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              In 124 epistles Seneca (c. 4-65 CE) writes to Lucilius, occasionally about technical problems of philosophy, but more often in a relaxed style about moral and ethical questions, relating them to personal experiences. He thus presents a Stoic philosopher's thoughts about the good ...life in a contemporary context.
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              ISBN 9780674990845
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              On the Shortness of Life
                

              On the Shortness of Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Seneca

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              From the author of 'Letters from a Stoic,' comes another brilliant, timeless guide to living well. Written as a moral essay to his friend Paulinus, Seneca's biting words still pack a powerful punch two thousand years later. With its brash rejection of materialism, conventional li...festyles and group-think, On The Shortness of Life is as relevant as ever. Seneca anticipates the modern world. It's a unique expose of how people get caught up in the rat race and how for those stuck in this mindset, enough is never enough. The 'busy' individuals of Rome Seneca makes reference to, those people who are too preoccupied with their careers and maintaining social relationships to fully examine the quality of their lives, sound a lot like ourselves. The message is simple: Life is long if you live it wisely. Don't waste time worrying about how you look. Don't be lazy. Don't over indulge in entertainment and vice. Everything in moderation. Note: This new edition has been translated by Damian Stevenson.
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