Letters from a Stoic : Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium
by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Robin Campbell
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Selected from the Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium, Seneca, Letters from a Stoic are a set of texts in disguise “from one of the most insightful philosophers of the Silver Age of Roman literature”.This Penguin Classics edition is translated from Latin with an introduction by Robin CampbellA philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to a lived existence”in accordance with nature”, Stoicism called for the restraint of animal instinct and the breaking of affective bonds.These beliefs were formulated by the Athenian followers of Zeno in the fourth century B. C.-cbut it was in Seneca that the Stoics found their most eloquent defender.Stoicism, as expressed in the Letters, has helped to facilitate pagan Rome’s transition to Christianity, so that it defends standing up ethical ideals and advocates a virtuous life, as well as the expression of disgust for the harsh treatment of slaves and the inhumane massacres seen in the arenas.From seneca’s major contribution to a seemingly insensitive creed was to transform it into a powerful and inspiring movement in the declaration of the dignity of the human spirit.Robin Campbell lucid translation capturing Seneca’s humor and tense aphoristic style.In his introduction, he explains the tensions between Seneca, philosophy and his turbulent career as adviser to the tyrannical emperor Nero.Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c4BC – AD65) was born in Spain, but was raised according to the traditional values of the Republic of RomeIn AD48 he became preceptor of the future emperor Nero, and became his chief civilian advisor when he took power.His death was finally ordained by Nero to AD65, but Seneca anticipated the Emperor’s decree and committed suicide.If you have enjoyed the Letters of a Stoic, you could, as a marc-Aurelius, Meditations, also available in Penguin Classics.
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