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Produce something from your own resources. Where there is an evil conscience something may bring safety, but nothing can bring ease; for a man imagines that, even if he is not under arrest, he may soon be arrested. He preached his Stoic ways, but was no stranger to lending money unfairly for economic gain allegedlyhoarding a fortune comparable to the emperor’s allegedlyand possibly but very unlikely having known some members of the imperial family carnally double allegedly, but probably the most lucilil accusation.

It is disgraceful that a man who is old or in sight of old age should have wisdom deriving solely from his notebook.

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I leave only one of the many amazing quotes that Seneca left his pen pal, a mark of the human, approachable Stoicism he meant to follow: On quoting what you read: You will die not because you are sick but because you are alive. Virtue is something which must be learned. He sounded like a friend. Rather, we should mark our words well.

Cartas a Lucilio by Seneca

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. Amusingly, there were very deneca 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.


His railing against over-grooming in men and against the wearing of age-inappropriate clothing hello ! He can touch your spirit. While he was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors, he may Lucius Annaeus Seneca often known simply as Seneca ca.

Seneca’s letters can change this.

His sleep is troubled; when he speaks of another man’s crime, he reflects upon his own, which seems to him not sufficiently blotted out, not sufficiently hidden from view. There were also sections about suicide, dealing with servants and treating your inferiors equally, pleasure and its indubitable association with vices all of which were fascinating and very agreeable to me. In this way, one can learn that life without riches is actually tolerable, and actually prepare to lose all their riches at once and still retain their happiness.

A few of my favorite highlights: 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.

He gives poignant analogies and examples from Roman life. I was pleasantly ashamed of myself to find Seneca’s philosophy and morals not falling short of any of the other two master Stoics. The man whom you should admire and imitate is the one who finds it a joy sencea live and in spite of that is not reluctant to die. But something crazy happened along the way.


Cartas a Lucilio

The critics have a point. Seneca’s letters to his friend Lucilius was neither.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Overall, these letters were a nourishing read and offer some enticing ideals worthy of application in daily life.

Cartas A Lucilio

There are times when even to live is an act of bravery. As they demonstrate, 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 z, and compassion for our fellow creatures.

Lucius Piso was drunk from the very s of his appointment as Warden of the City of Rome.

He also advises his friend on practices one 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Modern philosophy largely concerns itself with a variety of theoretical problems. Of the three great Roman letter-writers, for general interest I rate Seneca third behind Pliny the Younger first and Cicero second.

It’s a great rejection of sophistry. Redeemer of humanity, slaughterer of comfortable existences; it can either save or destroy a man, but it can hardly leave him untouched. Life’s no soft affair.