Letters from a Stoic Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium

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'It is philosophy that has the duty of protecting us ... without it no one can lead a life free of fear or worry'

For several years of his turbulent life, in which he was dogged by ill health, exile and danger, Seneca was the guiding hand of the Roman Empire. This selection of Seneca's letters shows him upholding the ideals of Stoicism - the wisdom of the self-possessed person immune to life's setbacks - while valuing friendship and courage, and criticizing the harsh treatment of slaves and the cruelties in the gladiatorial arena. The humanity and wit revealed in Seneca's interpretation of Stoicism is a moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.

Selected and translated with an Introduction by Robin Campbell

Book information

ISBN: 9780140442106
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 188
DEWEY edition: 18
Language: English
Sales rank: 4967
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 194g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 15mm