Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic

A new series of beautiful hardcover nonfiction classics, with covers designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith World-changing ideas meet eye-catching design: the best titles of the extraordinarily successful Great Ideas series are now packaged in Coralie Bickford-Smith’s distinctive, award-winning covers. Whether on a well-curated shelf or in your back pocket, these timeless works of philosophical, political, and psychological thought are absolute must-haves for book collectors as well as design enthusiasts. A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived "in accordance with nature," Stoicism called for the restraint of animal instincts and the severing of emotional ties. These beliefs were formulated by the Athenian followers of Zeno in the fourth century BC, but it was in Seneca that the Stoics found their most eloquent advocate. Stoicism, as expressed in the Letters, helped ease pagan Rome's transition to Christianity, for it upholds upright ethical ideals and extols virtuous living, as well as expressing disgust for the harsh treatment of slaves and the inhumane slaughter witnessed in the Roman arenas. Seneca's major contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into a powerfully moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind. Robin Campbell's distinguished translation captures Seneca's humour and concise, memorable aphorisms and his introduction discusses the tensions between Seneca's philosophy and his turbulent career as adviser to the tyrannical emperor Nero. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Pages 352 pages
Letters from a Stoic
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Seneca
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-28 - Publisher: Penguin

A new series of beautiful hardcover nonfiction classics, with covers designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith World-changing ideas meet eye-catching design: the best
Seneca's Letters from a Stoic
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-14 - Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

As chief advisor to the emperor Nero, Lucius Annaeus Seneca was most influential in ancient Rome as a power behind the throne. His lasting fame derives from his
Letters from a Stoic: All Three Volumes
Language: en
Pages: 346
Authors: Seneca
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-21 - Publisher: Lulu.com

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,
Letters from a Stoic
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Seneca
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-19 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

DISCOVER THE ENDURING LEGACY OF ANCIENT STOICISM Since Roman antiquity, Lucius Annaeus Seneca’s Letters have been one of the greatest expressions of Stoic phi
Letters from a Stoic
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Seneca
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-08-26 - Publisher: Penguin UK

'It is philosophy that has the duty of protecting us ... without it no one can lead a life free of fear or worry' For several years of his turbulent life, in wh
Letters from a Stoic
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Leif Frenzel
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-09 - Publisher: Eudaimonia Consulting & Publishing GmbH

Over the course of more than four years, between 2008 and 2013, I wrote a weblog, or Blog, called Letters from a Stoic. I posted an entry (in order) for each of
Letters from a Stoic
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Seneca
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-03 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

DISCOVER THE ENDURING LEGACY OF ANCIENT STOICISM Since Roman antiquity, Lucius Annaeus Seneca’s Letters have been one of the greatest expressions of Stoic phi
Seneca's Letters from a Stoic
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-28 - Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Major text of Roman Stoic philosophy examines the rational order of the universe, how to lead a simple life, effects and benefits of misfortune, and the necessi
Letters from a Stoic
Language: en
Pages: 475
Authors: Seneca Seneca
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-10 - Publisher: Xist Publishing

Seneca's Letters in One Volume “What really ruins our character is the fact that none of us looks back over his life.”-Seneca, Letters from a Stoic Read the
Letters from a Stoic: Volume I
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-29 - Publisher: Lulu.com

Written over two thousand years ago, Seneca s moral letters to his friend Lucilius aka Letters from a Stoic - still holds the power to enthrall. For a new gener