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Published by Ariel first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Cartas a Lucilioplease sign up. How does this compare to Meditations, is it similar to the Meditations in writing where there are statements rather than arguments or the opposite?
Ci I found the tone of Seneca’s letters far more personable and persuasive than Meditations, entirely because of the nature of letter-writing. 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. Yet I think Meditations’ austerity and honesty are incomparable considering the fact that Marcus Aurelius had only himself as the reader. Meditations is a self-examination and self-exhortation, while Seneca’s letters are Advices to a Friend.
May I please know what letters is the selection in this book comprised of?
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Jaidyn Most books that feature the letters of Senca are selections. 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. See all 3 questions about Cartas a Lucilio…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. These letters of Roman philosopher Seneca are a treasure chest for anybody wishing to incorporate philosophic wisdom into their day-to-day living. By way of example, below are a few Seneca gems along with my brief comments: After running over a lot of different thoughts, pick out one to be digested throughout the day.
I approach the study of philos These letters of Roman philosopher Seneca are a treasure chest for anybody wishing to incorporate philosophic wisdom into their day-to-day living.
I approach the study of philosophy primarily for self-transformation. There is no let-up in the various challenges life throws at us — what we can change is the level of wisdom we bring to facing our challenges.
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The goal of living as a philosopher is to deal with our desires in such a way that we can maintain our tranquility and joy. Seneca outlines how we must first test and judge people we consider as possible friends, but once we become friends with someone, then an abiding and complete trust is required.
Inwardly everything should be different but our outward face should conform with the crowd. Our clothes should not be gaudy, yet they should now be dowdy either. Let our aim be a way of life not diametrically opposed to, but better than that of the mob.
There is a long, noble tradition of living the life of a philosopher going back to ancient Greece and Rome, that has, unfortunately, been mostly lost to us in the West. It is time to reclaim our true heritage. Where you arrive does not matter so much as what sort of person you are when you arrive there.
Very applicable in our modern world; although, chances are we will not be banished to another country, many of us will one day be banished to a nursing home. The Greco-Roman philosophers such as Seneca and Plutarch warn against garrulousness.
Rather, we should mark our words well. From my own experience, when I hear long-winded pontifications, I feel like running away. It was so enjoyable that I found myself held and drawn on until I ended up having read it right through to the end without a break. All the time the sunshine was inviting me out, hunger prompting me to eat, the weather threatening to break, but I gulped it all down in one sitting.
When we come upon such a book, go with it! View all 33 comments. I tore this book to pieces.
My copy is overflowing with tabbed pages and highlighted lines and notes in the margins. Seneca of course, srneca a fascinating figure. Gregory Hays once said about Marcus Aurelius that “not being a tyrant was something he had to work at one day at a time” and often, Seneca lost that battle.
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He was the Cardinal Richelieu behind Nero. He sat back and enjoyed the spoils of his student who had clearly lost his way–at least Aristotle didn’t profit from Alexander’s lust for p I tore this book to pieces.
He sat back and enjoyed the spoils of his student who had clearly lost his way–at least Aristotle didn’t profit from Alexander’s lust for power. However, there is some interesting evidence put forth in a paper titled – Seneca: The Case of the Opulent Stoic in which Lydia Motto presents that what we know of Seneca’s reputation comes almost entirely from a single, less than objective source. And in fact, if we can trust the way in which Seneca faced his forced suicide there was not much difference between practice and philosophy.
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. This is by no means an all inclusive list but is Seneca on some important senecw On doing more than consuming: He should be delivering himself of such sayings, lufilio memorizing them.
It is disgraceful that a man who is old or in sight of old age should have wisdom deriving solely from his notebook. How much longer are you going to serve under others? Assume authority over yourself and utter something that may be handed down to posterity.
Produce something from your own resources. Life’s no soft affair. It’s a long road you’ve started on: On freedom from perturbation: Show me a man who isn’t a slave; one who is a slave to sex, another to money, another to ambition; all are slaves to hope or fear. I could show you a man who has been dartas Consul who is a slave to his ‘little old woman’, a millionaire who is the slave of a little girl in domestic service. And seneac is no state of slavery more senecq than one which is self-imposed.
On quoting what you read: There is no enjoying the possession of anything valuable unless one has someone to share it with. I shall send you, accordingly, the actual books themselves, and to save you a lot of trouble hunting all over lucikio place for passages likely to be of use to you, I shall mark the cargas so that you can turn straight away to ,ucilio words I approve and admire.
Philosophy is good advice; and no one can give advice at the top of his lungs.
The critics have a point. Modern philosophy largely concerns itself with a variety of theoretical problems. 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. 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 to wisdom it once professed to be.
Those of this persuasion will be happy to find a forerunner and a sage in Seneca. As the opening quote shows, he conceived philosophy to be, above all, the giving of good advice. Seneca thus finds a perfect vehicle for his thought in the form of the letter. Although this book apparently consists of the private correspondence between Seneca and his friend Lucilius, it is obvious from the first page that these were expressly written for publication and posterity.
This book should rather be thought of as a collection of moral essays and exhortations. Even in translation, Seneca is a master stylist. He is by turns intimate, friendly, self-deprecating, nagging, mundane, and profound. He has an enormous talent for epigram; he can squeeze a lifetime into a line, compress a philosophy into a phrase. He is also remarkably modern in his tolerant, cosmopolitan, and informal attitude.
Indeed I often found it difficult to believe that the book was written by a real Roman.
Montaigne and Emerson obviously learned a great deal from Seneca; you might even say they ripped him off. The only thing that marks Seneca as ancient is his comparative lack of introspection. While Montaigne and Emerson are mercurial, wracked by self-doubt, driven by contrary tides of emotion, Seneca is calm, self-composed, confident.
Perhaps because of his professed aversion to abstract argument, Seneca is not a systematic thinker. Sometimes God is conceived of as an impersonal order of the universe, and at other times a personal deity; sometimes Lucilius carhas advised not to take the opinions of friends and family into account, other times to do so.
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But for all this, there is a core of good sense contained within these pages, which Seneca himself summarizes: No man is good by chance. Virtue is something which must be learned. Pleasure is low, petty, to be deemed worthless, shared even by dumb animals—the tiniest and meanest llucilio whom fly towards pleasure. Glory is an empty and fleeting thing, lighter than air. Death is not an evil; why need you ask?
Death alone is the equal privilege of mankind.