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You shouldn’t attempt to absorb all you want to — just what you’ve room for; simply adopt the right approach and you will end luciluo with a room for all you want.
Cartas a Lucilio – Séneca
One would think that a collection of letters would have much material that is of senea utility to those outside the correspondents, but that isn’t the case.
As the opening quote shows, he conceived philosophy to be, above all, the giving of good advice. The Penguin Classics “Letters from a Stoic” has approximately 40 of them, the Oxford …more Most books that feature the letters of Senca are selections. Sejeca is hard to rate because the book is loaded with valuable insights.
I could show you a man who has been a Consul who is a slave to his cartxs old woman’, a millionaire who is the slave of a little girl in domestic service. Something very easy—that he live in accordance with his own nature. I was pleasantly ashamed of myself to find Seneca’s philosophy and morals not falling short of any of the other two master Stoics.
His philosophy of moderation is still semeca relevant today, and maybe even more than it was then, because we have many more frivolous distractions than were available in his day.
caartas He is by turns intimate, friendly, self-deprecating, nagging, mundane, and profound. The book is profoundly insightful, it calls you to action, and it has that ‘quit your whining–this is life’ attitude that so defines the Roman Stoics. Indeed I often found it difficult to believe that the book was written by a real Roman.
Cartas A Lucilio
Also, life is short so it is good to think about death. And it is true that he lived up to his preachments on dying well—when committing suicide as described by Tacitushe was much calmer and more philosophical than those around him.
I copied out so many passages. So basically a rehearsal in: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
The closest I’ve ever been to being emperor of anything is the emperor of ice cream, so maybe the guy deserves more credit than the typical accusations of hypocrisy. One of the most profound books Seheca read.
All foolishness suffers the burden of dissatisfaction with itself. For five years, while Nero goofed off, Seneca in alliance with a general, Burris actually ruled Rome. I took so many notes. Other than these intriguing beliefs, what stayed with me was a paragraph about losing someone and how someone is replaceable not because the replacement would be the same as what we have lost but because we are forever changing.
The Letters are not only one of the best works of philosophy, but one of the best works period that I have read so far.
Cartas a Lucilio by Seneca
Yet I …more I found the tone of Seneca’s letters far more personable and persuasive than Meditations, entirely because of the nature of letter-writing. You get some of that same thematic stuff as in Seneca’s letter about Rome’s decadence.
Let our aim be a way of life not diametrically opposed to, but better than that of the mob. Some notable cross references that this book stirred for me. Of the three, only Pliny the Younger died naturally. 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 Philosophy is good advice; and no one can give advice at the top of his lungs.
Keeping aside his early life and his forced suicide … Now, I’m not going to start taking cold showers. The more the mind takes in the senecw it expands. Bad weather tries the health and we have to be ill I slogged through it for a long time. He was tutor and later advisor to seeca Nero. Preview — Cartas a Lucilio by Seneca.
He is not rigid in his adherence to the Stoic tenets, but applies elements from other schools when he believes that they have merit; indeed, during a large number of the earlier letters, he ends with quotations from Epicurus. Popular styles are terrible: It is in these sections, of plain, friendly advice, that I think Seneca is at his best.