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Amusingly, there were very interesting parts in this collection particularly h I was not entirely fond of reading people’s letters because I always thought they were either too personal or intimate which rendered them quite ineffective. Pleasure is a poor and petty thing. A great book overall. Let our aim be a way of life not diametrically opposed to, but better than that of the mob. It is of course possible that he quoted him because he was also well respected by Lucilius, his correspondent, as well.

The two works are different in style as a result of the different nature of the two authors-one an emperor and the other the tutor for the emperor Nero, w The Stoics were an interesting bunch. Night does not remove our worries; it brings them to the surface. Pleasure is low, petty, to be deemed worthless, shared even by dumb animals—the tiniest and meanest of whom fly towards pleasure. He seemed to have more respect for Epicurus’ philosophy than he may have even cared to admit.

He offers, instead, an unsystematic mass of advice. It makes no difference at what point you stop. This is where you’ll find how great Seneca is: Virtue has to be learnt.

The closest I’ve ever been to being emperor of anything is the emperor of ice cream, so maybe the guy deserves more credit than the typical accusations of hypocrisy. Not gonna lie, the first half of the book really took it out of me. But something crazy happened along the way. Parts of this book, if you read them carefully, are a total lol.

For they tremble after the deed, and they are embarrassed; their consciences do not allow them to busy themselves with other matters, and continually compel them to give an answer. The Greco-Roman philosophers such as Seneca and Plutarch warn against garrulousness.

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Show me a man who isn’t a seneeca one who is a slave to sex, another to money, another to ambition; all are sebeca to hope or fear. I admired how he wouldn’t hesitate to quote Epicurus whose views on moderation and happiness are much more realistic than those of the Stoics in my opinion despite their starkly differing ideologies as well as his various literary references. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

He also advises his friend on practices luci,io 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. 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.

To some degree, it contrasted with Epicurean thought, which placed more value on the pursuit of individual pleasure.

I was therefore expecting a hypocrite. For five years, while Nero goofed off, Seneca in alliance with a general, Burris actually ruled Rome. He gives poignant analogies and examples from Roman life. Certainly not all of his advice is good; every reader will pick and choose what suits them best.

Although this book apparently consists of the private correspondence between Seneca and his friend Lucilius, it is obvious from the first page that these were expressly written for publication and posterity.

Even though many of these problems do have practical ramifications, many do not; and regardless, the debates can often get so technical, so heated, and so abstract, that it is difficult to see modern philosophy as the path to wisdom it once professed to be. Bad weather tries the health and we have to be ill All cartaas suffers the burden of dissatisfaction with itself. Seneca was a notable later Stoic. But readers interested in learning about Stoicism in general will be well served by this book.

As they lucilii, he was well aware of his failures, but they also prove his continued commitment to the life of philosophy — to philosophy as a practical pursuit of wisdom, of the honorable life, freedom from fear, joy in our own being, and compassion for our fellow creatures.


Most apparent here is this philosophical summum bonum of Happiness its pursuit. The man whom you should admire and imitate is the one who finds it a joy to live and in spite of that is not reluctant to die. Glory is an empty and fleeting thing, lighter than air.

It is time to reclaim our true heritage. But still, there’s something astonishing about reading ideas that still apply so many centuries after Seneca wrote them. His ideas on God are also often sublime. This book was quite good.


Often these letters come across as highly aphoristic. It’s a profound departure from many thinkers at the time. They are more expansive than S I felt sad when I finished reading Seneca’s final letter.

These are things which should be learnt and not just learnt but learnt by heart.

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The book is profoundly insightful, it calls you to action, and it has that ‘quit your whining–this is life’ attitude that so defines the Roman Stoics. Seneca has the potential to change your entire luciilio on various topics, but also on life itself.

Lo leo y me parece poder vislumbrar como se puede intentar ser mejor persona. A few favorite passages: What we can do is adopt a noble spirit, such a spirit as befits a good man, so that we may bear up bravely under all that fortune sends us and bring our wills into tune with nature’s I am not, mind you, against possessing them, but I want to ensure that you possess them without tremors: But maybe I’ll try it?

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View all 6 comments. Wealth and virtue are certainly not mutually exclusive, but extravagent wealth, advising a tyrant and being an accessory to murder do not scream good Stoic living.

Even in translation, Seneca is a master stylist.