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

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Length: 286 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 1320 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Doma Publishing House (October 5, 2011)
  • Publication Date: October 5, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005TMUYX2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,332 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jon on February 13, 2014
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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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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mcbruce56 on October 14, 2013
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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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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By rogsonl on November 20, 2012
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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.
Leon
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jason Ward on 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 By Anne T on December 24, 2013
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Antifragilista on 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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If you read Resilience by Eric Greitens, you need to read Seneca: Letters from a Stoic. Seneca's advice is timeless. He gives a useful definition of philosophy as a way of living well.

Letters from a Stoic would make a fantastic reading club selection. It's also great advice for a recent graduate.
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