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Seneca: Letters from a Stoic (and Biography) [Annotated] [Kindle Edition]

Doma Publishing House , Lucius Annaeus Seneca , Richard Mott Gummere
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Book Description

“In the last three years, I’ve begun to explore one philosophical system in particular: Stoicism. Through my preferred Stoic writer, Lucius Seneca, I’ve found it to be a simple and immensely practical set of rules for better results with less effort.” Timothy Ferriss, author of Four Hour Workweek (4HWW).

Stoicism is a philosophical system often used by successful entrepreneurs, artists, and athletes, which focuses on self possession, emotional control, and humility. “It sets out to remind us of how unpredictable the world can be. How brief our moment of life is. How to be steadfast, and strong, and in control of yourself. And finally, that the source of our dissatisfaction lies in our impulsive dependency on our reflexive senses rather than logic.” –Ryan Holiday

Seneca’s Letters from a Stoic is a piece of classic literature which serves as an excellent introduction to this school of thought, by using common sense advise that still rings true. Nearly every sentence of his writings offers invaluable ancient wisdom that can be singled out as words to live by. Add Letters from a Stoic to your Kindle Library today and apply these lessons to your life as you strive to reach your goals and unlock your highest potential.

About this Edition:

Doma Publishing House has carefully gone through all the letters written by Lucius Annaeus Seneca belonging to the compilation on Stoic Philosophy commonly known as Seneca's “Letters from a Stoic”. This version was designed and formatted specifically for your Amazon Kindle to match the layout and feel of a physical copy.

The letters were translated by noted scholar and Seneca expert, Richard M. Gummere. The modern translation breathes life into this classic text and shows that, even two millenniums apart, wisdom is timeless.

As an added bonus, we have included Richard M. Gummer's Seneca biography titled, 'Seneca, the philosopher and his modern message,' for your reading pleasure.

Thank you for choosing Doma Publishing House. We look forward to creating many more affordable 'Kindle Thought' works for you to enjoy.

Product Details

  • File Size: 637 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Doma Publishing House (October 5, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005TMUYX2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,655 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Missing letters February 13, 2014
By Jon
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This publication of Letters from a Stoic excludes quite a handful of letters that are available. Other editions on Amazon provide all 124 letters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Old wise men October 14, 2013
By Mcb
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The Stoics were philosophers who didn't waste time arguing about whether we exist or whether we are living in a speck.of dust on a giant policeman' s badge. They concerned themselves with living a good and moral life.
These letters from Seneca to a friend are full of good advice we still need two thousand years later: don't indulge in excess; treat the lowest person on the economic ladder with respect; don't look down on slaves, as we are all slaves to fortune.
Personable and simply written, these letters should start your day with advice from a wise and good man.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars why pay more? May 28, 2013
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This is a collection of Seneca's letters capturing aspects of the Stoic school of philosophy. Well worth the 99c. It includes footnotes and commentary (which is interesting in its own right, being from the 1920s). The footnotes are included at the end of each letter, but are not hyperlinked, so it can be distracting to flip forward and back. Overall, I recommend this edition if you have ever been interested in this topic. The letters format is very accessible, not as dense a slog as many texts.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who is rich, he who is satisfied with his life. November 20, 2012
By rogsonl
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Every one of his letters exudes a peaceful view that life is to be enjoyed, whatever fortune brings to our journey through it.

I have no idea how good the translation is, but the English is excellent, and there is a feeling of truthfulness, of true expression of the originator.

I'd recommend it as reading for anyone interested in Stoicism, or philosophy in general.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great mind shares wisdom March 15, 2013
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It's not often that you find such a great treasure as these letters. It covers so many subject & his wisdom is still very relevant to this day. I can see myself coming back to certain letter over and over for inspiration.

Don't ever think about it. Grab the kindle version for a few dollars & learn the philosophies of a Stoic. You'll be glad you did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a form of meditation December 24, 2013
By Anne T
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I read this on my lunch breaks over the course of a week or two, and it was highly enjoyable. I am glad it is in my collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read September 21, 2013
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Advice for the modern man from one of the ancients without pretense, simple, elegant and instant understanding. Highly recommend to anyone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book. Interesting read October 1, 2014
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Great book. Interesting read. More than letters, Seneca is writing essays in a very concrete manner. So if you are hesitant to read it because you think this is just correspondence go ahead and get it! Think of them as a bunch of essays.
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