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  • Title: Epistles 1-65
  • Author: Seneca Richard Mott Gummere John W. Basore
  • ISBN: 9780674990845
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba Cordova ca 4 BCE, of a prominent and wealthy family, spent an ailing childhood and youth at Rome in an aunt s care He became famous in rhetoric, philosophy, money making, and imperial service After some disgrace during Claudius reign he became tutor and then, in 54 CE, advising minister to Nero, some of whose worst misdeeds heSeneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba Cordova ca 4 BCE, of a prominent and wealthy family, spent an ailing childhood and youth at Rome in an aunt s care He became famous in rhetoric, philosophy, money making, and imperial service After some disgrace during Claudius reign he became tutor and then, in 54 CE, advising minister to Nero, some of whose worst misdeeds he did not prevent Involved innocently in a conspiracy, he killed himself by order in 65 Wealthy, he preached indifference to wealth evader of pain and death, he preached scorn of both and there were other contrasts between practice and principle.We have Seneca s philosophical or moral essays ten of them traditionally called Dialogues on providence, steadfastness, the happy life, anger, leisure, tranquility, the brevity of life, gift giving, forgiveness and treatises on natural phenomena Also extant are 124 epistles, in which he writes in a relaxed style about moral and ethical questions, relating them to personal experiences a skit on the official deification of Claudius, Apocolocyntosis in Loeb number 15 and nine rhetorical tragedies on ancient Greek themes Many epistles and all his speeches are lost.The 124 epistles are collected in Volumes IV VI of the Loeb Classical Library s ten volume edition of Seneca.
    Seneca Richard Mott Gummere John W. Basore
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca often known simply as Seneca ca 4 BC 65 AD was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero While he was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, the last of the Julio Claudian emperors, he may have been innocent.

    Seneca, Volume IV, Epistles Loeb This bar code number lets you verify that you re getting exactly the right version or edition of a book The digit and digit formats both work. Seneca Epistles Book Stoics Home Page I ON SAVING TIME Greetings from Seneca to his friend Lucilius CONTINUE to act thus, my dear Lucilius set yourself free for your own sake gather and save your time, which till lately has been forced from you, or filched away, or has merely slipped from your hands. Authorship of the Pauline epistles The Pauline epistles are the fourteen books in the New Testament traditionally attributed to Paul the Apostle, although many dispute the anonymous Epistle to the Hebrews as being a Pauline epistle. There is nearly universal consensus in modern New Testament scholarship on a core group of authentic Pauline epistles whose authorship is rarely contested Romans, and Corinthians, Galatians Chronology of Apostle Paul s Journeys and Epistles A timeline of the events of the ministry of the Apostle Paul The years of his journeys and the years of the writing of his epistles. BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT PAULINE EPISTLES The Christian scriptures The Pauline epistles Sponsored link Meaning of epistle Epistle simply means a literary letter which was intended to be published and read by the general public. St Ignatius of Antioch The Epistles St Ignatius of St Ignatius of Antioch The Epistles St Ignatius of Antioch, Paul A Boer Sr on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Letters written by St Ignatius of Antioch, bishop, on his way to his own martyrdom in Rome The character of St Ignatius Literary Overviews of the New Testament Books Literary Overviews of the NT Epistles Other Writings Abbreviation the abbreviation commonly used today link to the full text, NAB translation a study guide, if available Attributed Author s Seneca Epistles Book Stoics LXVI ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF VIRTUE I HAVE just seen my former school mate Claranus for the first time in many years You need not wait for me to add that he is an old man but I assure you that I found him hale in spirit and sturdy, although he is wresthng with a frail and feeble body. Horace Quintus Horatius Flaccus December , BC November , BC , known in the English speaking world as Horace h r s , was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus also known as Octavian The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile Text Types And Textual Kinship SkyPoint Communications Text Types And Textual Kinship Contents Introduction History of the Study of Text Types Recent Efforts Revelation The Catholic Epistles The Pauline Epistles Acts The Gospels The Definition of a Text Type The Use of Text Types in Textual Criticism Appendix I The Names and Descriptions of the Various Text Types Appendix II Text Types and their Witnesses Appendix III


    Commentaires:

    Elizabeth
    This is a collection of 65 of the 124 letters that Seneca wrote to his friend Lucilius during the last two years of his life. Despite being called "letters," these don't focus on what Seneca was doing or where he was traveling. Instead, these letters are little philosophical essays. Seneca would choose a topic, start by describing it in a rather mundane way, and smoothly expand it into a philosophical discussion. He relates the subject to Stoicism, often by way of Epicureanism. The translation i [...]

    Laura
    This was my first collection of non-biblical epistles and I really loved reading it. It was so interesting to hear about the world of Seneca and Lucilius. For example, there was the very real threat that one could end up in prison or being executed without having done a whole lot wrong. The best part though was hearing his wisdom about every day kinds of things. For example, be careful of making yourself busy for busy's sake. It's like a really good self-help book, but better than that because i [...]

    Bora Gazidede
    It amazes me how the toughest frazes actually are the ones to bare the most human fragility.

    Franta
    "When time is so scarce what madness it is to learn superfluous things!"I am listening to The Moral Epistles: 124 Letters to Lucilius, narrated by the amazing James Cameron Stewart.

    Alex
    Seneca's teachings are pretty enlightening, although quite some parts are common wisdom. It is interesting to notice that this Stoic quotes Epicurus far more than anyone else, which tells me how powerful Epicurus' philosophy is. These two men more than 2000 years ago certainly knew better how to live than almost all people do today.

    John
    These letters from a first century Roman offer a great deal of sound advice on any number of practical topics: find freedom in using one's time wisely, spend one's time reading the masterworks, the fundamental requirement of trust to have friendship, and that true poverty comes from always craving more. The two things I liked best: Seneca's insistence that the best ideas are common property. In other words, he would grab hold of truth wherever he could find it, something he illustrates by quotin [...]

    Michael Helvey
    I have tremendous respect for the Stoics. Unlike Nietzsche, who also stared into the void of nonbeing, they did not flinch away into madness, but had the courage to pursue virtue. "Let us not fear wrongs, or wounds or bonds, or poverty. And what is death? It is either the end, or a process of change. I have no fear of ceasing to exist; it is the same as not having begun" (Epistle LXV).Seneca's relentless pursuit of virtue is surprisingly Christian. When he speaks of wisdom, he says, "The effect [...]

    Ted
    These are the ramblings of a curmudgeonly old Senator who quit politics so he could spend his days sitting around his villa, outside ancient Naples, thinking about death. At one point, he opts to write a letter above a bathhouse, just for the opportunity to complain about how difficult it is to write above a bathhouse.In regards to Stoicism, though, he is arguably the most important thinker of his time (or any time before him). He brought structure to the school, which had all but completely giv [...]

    Jim Trupp
    Profound letters and thoughts. Deep philosophical words in letters written 2000 years ago. I found it astonishing how relevant its lessons are in today's age. And how many of today's writings are just paraphrases of this wisdom from two millennium ago. After reading this volume I never felt stronger that "it is time to put the books down and begin living by their hint".

    Mina Soare
    An accessible anthology of bite-sized thought-cum-anecdote. I do like the Stoics; there is something essentially charming in attempting to seek virtue without justifications and excuses, while steadfastly criticizing the situation one finds themselves in.

    Paul
    But I spend my time in the company of all the best; no matter in what lands they may have lived, or in what age, I let my thoughts fly to them.

    Charlotte
    Read letters: 11,13,33 and 35.

    Gary Shogren
    Audible

    Peter J.
    My favorite Author true to form.

    Rachel Dowling
    read most of this . . . in Bobonich's class

    Erin
    Laughter, tears, and all that jazz. Thanks, Seneca, I love you.

    Matt
    Excellent

    Steve Hemmeke
    Classic stoic, pagan, view of moral virtue. Impressive on the surface, but empty without Christ

    Carrie
    47

    Red
    you had me at hello

    Brian Denton
    These are the letters of Seneca, one of ancient Rome's wisest men. Though he's a student of the stern school of stoicism he's also the most relaxed of that group. None of the cerebral intellectualism of Epictetus here, nor the lofty cosmic vision of Marcus Aurelius. Just plain spoken, practical lessons about how to live the good life. These will be required reading for my son. They should be in the public school curriculum too.

    Dunkelheit
    After reading Letters from a Stoic that includes a compilation of dozens of letters extracted from the whole lot, this Volume I seems a little bit tougher to read, many topics and many pages. Skipping some of them is maybe a good option.I would read first Letters from a Stoic, and then if you want to widen your Stoicism just give a try to these extended volumes.

    Mike
    Not just the writings of a "Stoic", Seneca's writings are the invisible hands that the literary world has provided to help us push forward into the penultimate regions of living. An important piece of writing for all thinking men. Must read.

    zakhro
    Seneca is my new source of motivation for the new school year

    John Cairns
    It's better than I thought. I felt the stoicism, its pretence at freedom under adverse circumstances, was a response to living under an absolutist monarchy. They're all slaves really. Likewise his apprehension of death. There's a particularly good letter on suicide. He's arguing against fear of death but his basic grounds seem odd since it's we were non-existent before we were born and that didn't bother us too much, equating non-existence with death. He must've known that before is not equivale [...]

    jon
    Very rich thoughts exchanged with a dear friend. Seneca takes you on a walk of personal reflection. Agree or not, it's a stroll that enlightens and informed you about things past and things to come, things then and things now.

    Raymond James
    Best book iv ever read.

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