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Great translation of the Consolations (De Consolatione ad Marciam, De Consolatione ad Polybium, De Consolatione ad Helviam) by the Roman thinker/philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca, one of the greatest adherents and proponents of the Hellenistic philosophy of Stoicism. Here are some typical quotes from the text which illustrate the tenets of this philosophy: "every man is able by himself to make himself happy"; "the wise man is neither elated by prosperity nor depressed by adversity"; "the wants o ...more
I did not know what to expect in purchasing this book, but I was quite taken in with the way the book was written. The book is imbued with the unique philosophy of Seneca, the great philosopher. His theory on stoic philosophy is what makes this book a treasure for the student of philosophy, who revere the study of philosophy; particularly, the work of the great masters, i.e. Aristotle, Socrates, and of course, Plato, whose teachings are as relevant today as they were then. The insights and truth ...more
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known simply as Seneca) (ca. 4 BC – 65 AD) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. While he was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors, he may ...moreMore about Seneca...