The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca: Essays and Letters of Seneca
In The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca, representative selections from Seneca's writings offer the reader an excellent introduction to the range of his work.
The selections are drawn from the essays, or dialogues, and the "Consolations;" from the treatises, of which "On Clemency," addressed to the young Nero, is included here; and from the Letters to Lucilius, which have to do not only with philosophical subjects but also with Seneca's personal experiences, such as journeys and visits.
Moses Hadas has selected letters and essays which reveal Seneca's major philosophical themes—the relationship of the individual to society and to the gods; the meaning of pain and misfortune; man's attitudes to change, time, and death; and the nature of the highest good and of the happy life. In his Introduction, Professor Hadas discusses Seneca's life and work, tracing the history of his reputation; comments on Seneca's style; and outlines the origins and tenets of Stoicism.
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Seneca lived from 4 BC to 65 AD and continued the philosophy of stoicism that had been founded in 3rd century Greece. In his time, the epicureans were analogous to today’s atheists or agnostics, and ... Read full review
BellesLettres and a Guiding Providence
On the Shortness of Life
God in Man
Slaves 191 47 Slaves
How Many Causes?
Suicide 202 70 Suicide
The Sole Good
On Tranquillity of Mind
Consolation to Helvia
The Subjects of Philosophy
Philosophy and Progress
The Happy Life
Reason and the True Good