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Publisher's Summary

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (1- 65 CE) was a complete and successful man of the world. A famous writer, statesman, and philosopher who became absurdly wealthy, he parlayed his role as Emperor Nero's tutor into becoming one of the two men who ruled the Roman Empire in Nero's name. In his lifetime, Seneca enjoyed nearly unlimited power, wealth and fame. Seneca was dedicated to Stoicism, and in his essays and letters he explained the stoic position on many fundamental issues: pleasure and the problem of desire, happiness, and contentment; anger, fear, living in the present, how to think for yourself, anxiety and tranquillity, goodness, freedom, trusting the universe; courage, opportunity, cruelty and how to deal with it, friendship, love and trust, death and how to live, learning , chance and fate, time, aspirations, wisdom - and more.
©2008 Mark Forstater and Victoria Radin; (P)2008 Mark Forstater and Victoria Radin
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By Doctor Jay on 01-24-15

Indispensable

Perfect selection from one of the greatest minds in human history. And beautifully read as well.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful


By Mark on 08-03-08

Odd presentation style

I am a fan of Seneca,
and have read most of his works.

This collection of sayings was not done
all that well.

The female voice is difficult to understand
at times.

The audio file is worth listening to.
It will give you a sense of Senaca's thoughts,
but I had higher hopes for it.

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14 of 17 people found this review helpful

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By Amazon Customer on 04-04-09

Disappointing

This is not the pure unadulterated work of Seneca but rather a modern 'take' on it, read alternately by a male and female speaker making constant references to the modern world using a modern vocabulary. The wisdom and beauty of the original thought and prose are lost in the translation.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful


By Chi on 01-10-15

Worth it

Something to listen to every quarter, bi-annually, or yearly.

Questions that point to answers that will guide you through life.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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