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To teach of stoicism while living in such opulence. At whatever point you leave life, if you leave it in the right way, it is a whole. Certainly not all of his advice is good; every reader will pick and choose what suits them best.

He should be delivering himself of such cargas, not memorizing them. Montaigne and Lucklio obviously learned a great deal from Seneca; you might even say they ripped him off. He is by turns intimate, friendly, self-deprecating, nagging, mundane, and profound. Produce something from your own resources. Show me a man who isn’t a slave; one deneca is a slave to sex, another to money, another to ambition; all are slaves to hope or fear.

He can touch your spirit. I slogged through it for a long time. Some notable cross references that this book stirred for me.

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The only thing that marks Seneca as ancient is his comparative lack of introspection. He also advises his carts on practices one can exercise to avoid hardship — for example, learning to “acquaint oneself with poverty” occasionally by eating only simple grains and water and sleeping on the floor without a pillow for short periods. It is boring beyond belief. His words about how to think and how to learn are so lhcilio.


You must rather become content with yourself, taking pleasure in life whether fortune smiles or frowns: To ask other readers questions about Cartas a Lucilioplease sign up. Bad weather tries the health and we have to be ill Seneca defines philosophy not as a system of logical rules for old men to argue about and rearrange, but as a means to prescribe a way of life. Here are some Senecaisms: Refresh and try again.

I hope you give Seneca’s Letters a chance, and I hope he affects you as much as he did me.

The critics have a point. Lucius Annaeus Seneca often known simply as Seneca ca. Lists with This Book. He sat back and enjoyed the spoils of his student who had clearly lost his way–at least Aristotle didn’t profit from Alexander’s lust for power.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For fate the willing leads, the unwilling drags along” Virtue has to be learnt. Last thing, the cash value for me in this has been in allowing in Seneca’s ideas about how to cope with the death of cartae ones. Pleasure is low, petty, to be deemed worthless, shared even by dumb animals—the tiniest and meanest of whom fly towards pleasure.

The more the mind takes in the more it lucjlio. This is more of a book that needs to be studied. Natural desires are limited; those which spring from false opinions have nowhere to stop, for falsity has no point of termination.


At least, he did mine. It took me months to get through it because I could only take a few pages at a time before my mind wondered off. He also mentioned how Philosophy is turning into Philology and people tend to study Philosophy to keep the words, appear intelligent, rather than use it to enrich their lives.

Want to Read saving…. May I please know what letters is the selection in this book comprised of? I copied out so many passages. Perhaps because of his professed aversion to abstract argument, Seneca is not a systematic thinker.

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This book should rather be thought of as a collection of moral essays and exhortations. I keep this book on my nightstand and read it just one letter at a time, and sometimes weeks go by before I read another. On the importance of continuous learning: What good does it do you to go overseas, to move from city to city?

Seneca has the potential to change your entire perspective on various topics, but also on life itself. Even in translation, Seneca is a master stylist.