Text: English, Latin (translation)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c.4BC-AD65) was born in Cordoba, Spain, where he was brought up studying the traditional virtues of republican Roman life. He became a teacher of rhetoric but attracted attention for his incisive style of writing. Closely linked to Nero, his death was ordered by the emperor in AD65. Seneca committed suicide.
Robin Campbell is a well-known translator.
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I am enjoying the read. I don't have enough of a background in either Philosophy or Latin to give a critical review of the translation, but I will say that I have come across far... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Saybraham
A perfect guide for personal development. Seneca reminds us of the many ways we may become better, more ethical men. Largely focused on pursuing a frugal life-style.Published 2 months ago by Luis A. Jaime
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A little too public in its purview for all its emphasis on personal integrity. Being a good man and being seen as "a good man."Published 3 months ago by S. M. Harrison
Despite being written 2000 years ago. This book contains thoughts and ideas espoused by business leaders and self improvement gurus to this day. One of my top ten business books.Published 4 months ago by TallPollock