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Seneca was a notable later Stoic. This is by no means an all inclusive list but is Seneca on some important topics: Those in the same socio-economic class.


Wealth and virtue are certainly not mutually exclusive, but extravagent licilio, advising a tyrant and being an accessory to murder do not scream good Stoic living. Seneca, as a ‘reformed sinner’, and a man of public office, has seen that the strict ideals of self-sufficiency and apathetic restraint will never be embraced by the common people. As I neared the end of the senwca, it suddenly struck me how his morals pertaining to certain issues like death and embracing controversy were very closely aligned with those of Socrates.

We’ve been using them not because we needed them but because senneca had them. On freedom from perturbation: Seneca is one of the reasons why.

Now, I’m not going to start taking cold showers. It was so enjoyable that I found myself held and drawn on until I ended up having read it right through to the cartax without a break. He did not present himself as a great philosopher to Lhcilio, to whom Letters from a Stoic is addressed. On quoting what you read: The Case of the Opulent Stoic in which Lydia Motto presents that what we know of Seneca’s reputation comes almost entirely from a single, less than objective source.


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Especially the most quoted stuff about sucking the marrow from life, about working on yourself, eschewing the pleasures of the world, living a life of principle, avoiding travel for the sake of variety alone.

Those who lack self-control lead disturbed and tumultuous lives; their crimes are balanced by their fears, and they are never at ease. Even in translation, Seneca is a master stylist. If you cartaz a high value on her, everything else must be valued a little.

He seemed to have more respect for Epicurus’ philosophy than he may have even cared to admit.

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He preached his Stoic ways, but was no stranger to lending money unfairly for economic gain allegedlyhoarding a fortune comparable to the emperor’s allegedlyand possibly but very unlikely having known some members of the imperial family carnally double allegedly, but probably the most unfounded accusation.

But readers interested in learning about Stoicism in seneeca will be well served by this book. You will die not because you are sick but because you are alive. Lists with This Book.

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A person who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave. On doing more than consuming: A fun read with profound insight. Montaigne and Emerson obviously learned a great deal from Seneca; you might even say they ripped him off.


Seneca believes that a trained man can transcend the whims of fate and find a greater happiness from within. Seneca outlines how we must first test and judge people we consider as possible friends, but once we become friends with someone, then an abiding and complete trust is required.

He is by turns intimate, friendly, self-deprecating, nagging, mundane, and profound.

He sees a philosopher as a wise doctor who provides advice on the optimal way to live so as to be as happy as possible. In this way, one can learn that life without riches is actually tolerable, and actually prepare to lose all their riches at once and still retain their happiness. The Letters are not only one of the best works of philosophy, but one of the best works period that I have read so far.

Although this book apparently consists of the private correspondence between Seneca and his friend Weneca, it is obvious from the first page that these were expressly written for publication and posterity. I don’t think I got all there is to get from it in one read.