Seneca: Letters from a Stoic

Seneca: Letters from a Stoic

by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Richard M. Gummere

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“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, and compiled together all which pertain to the Stoic Philosophy into this edition of “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

BN ID: 2940013209992
Publisher: Doma Publishing House
Publication date: 10/27/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 43,406
File size: 750 KB

About the Author

Among the personalities of the early Roman Empire there are few who offer to the readers of to-day such dramatic interest as does Lucius Annaeus Seneca, the author of the Letters which are translated in this volume. Born in a province, educated at Rome, prominent at the bar, a distinguished exile, a trusted minister of State, and a doomed victim of a capricious emperor, Seneca is so linked with the age in which he lived that in reading his works we read those of a true representative of the most thrilling period of Roman history.

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