Letters from a Stoic: Penguin Classics

Letters from a Stoic: Penguin Classics Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Listening Length 7 hours and 38 minutes
Author Seneca, Robin Campbell
Narrator Julian Glover
Audible.in Release Date 26 September 2019
Publisher Penguin Audio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B07VWC7W7H
Best Sellers Rank #1,044 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#1 in Literary Memoirs, diaries & Correspondence
#5 in Philosophy History
#5 in Greek & Roman Philosophy

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5.0 out of 5 stars Some great lessons we can all use for life
By Thushara Elizabeth Tom on 20 April 2022
Lucius Annaeus Seneca was a Roman philosopher. He came from a wealthy family and received his education in Rome. Even though Seneca preached Stoicism, he craved power and held an influential position in the Roman court. He was even tutor to the future emperor of Rome, Nero during that time. He died in exile after having a falling out with Nero in the later years of his life.

Letters from a Stoic were written between 63AD to 65AD. These are letters, 124 of them that were sent to Lucilius explaining to him the stoic way of life. These letters cover a variety of topics, like friendship, love, health, death and developing our inner selves.

Though they were written years ago, most of his teachings hold true even today. It is like Seneca has written something timeless for all humans. He seems very ahead of his time with his views on the treatment of slaves. He believed that integrity of character is an important virtue that will take any man far. The importance of living in the present moment as much as possible, since ruminating on the past does nobody any good and worrying about the future either since it hasn’t happened yet.

I highly recommend this read to anyone who loves books on philosophy and life. Parts of it might seem like a drag, but there are hidden gems of wisdom throughout this read.
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This is my first book review. I don't know much about how to classify a book, but I am impressed about the deep applicable knowledge shared in this book. Remarkably profound and sometimes touching. I love it. It should not be read too fast, instead, digested page by page.
It was the first philosophy book I read in a second language. I found it pleasant since Seneca often repeats the same idea more than once in order to improve comprehension. Very proficient people could maybe find it annoying, nevertheless, it was perfect for me.
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