Seneca: Letters from a Stoic [NOOK Book]

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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...
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Overview

“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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013209992
  • Publisher: Doma Publishing House
  • Publication date: 10/27/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 188,528
  • File size: 723 KB

Meet 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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  • Posted July 7, 2014

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2011

    Letters from a Stoic Review

    I bought this book after countless recommendations from two blogs I frequent (Tim Ferris's 4HWW blog and The Art of Manliness).

    This book, along with stoicism in general is great for any entrepreneur, leader, or anyone who finds themselves oftentimes facing difficult decisions. The sections I personally got the most from had to do with developing unbiased thinking and self control.

    At the end of the day its never a bad thing to read a little philosophy and see how you can apply it to your life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2011

    Stoicism Primer

    The first time I read this book I was amazed and excited, and entering middle age. Seneca's thoughts on the human condition seemed like they could have been written today. Except for some dated Roman references, here is a man trying to define how to live, in what we today would call "the secular society." The series of letters reads like a personal guidebook to ethics. It still speaks to us across the centuries. Seneca was priveleged, ego centric, and all too aware of the fleeting nature of life. He was also a tutor of Nero, a dramatist, philosopher, slave owner, etc. But his essay-like letters - by turns glib and medatative - reveal a man struggling to make sense of a world of power, wealth and abundance, oestensibly ruled by reason, suffused with uncertainty and enveloped in paganism. He was also no doubt polishing his image for future generations. Nonetheless, he talks of god and spirituality, and the early Christians were said to have valued his wisdom. I've read this two or three times. Each time I've given it away to a friend. Once you read it, you'll go back to it again and again. His maxims are famous. His commonsense advice still rings true.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2011

    Great intro to stoicism

    This was recommended by author Tim Ferris as a way to get started in studying stoicism. I took his advice and found these letters to be great.

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