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Letters from a Stoic by Seneca
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bookshelves: 2020-books-to-read

I've read Letters from a Stoic a couple of times and it's worth going back to revisit and read. One of my current projects is to read all 124 moral letters from Seneca and write a bit of commentary on each one. Reading and writing about the letters helps me get more out of it.

The Penguin edition has a subset of the letters with a different translation. All the letters can be read on-line at:

If you're getting into the modern Stoicism movement, you would do well to read the ancients. Seneca is accessible enough to the modern reader.

I'm not an expert on quality of translation, but I have compared the Penguin and the Putnam's edition (linked above) and sometimes one is easier to read than the other (for the letters that overlap in editions), but both are understandable.

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Reading Progress

October 25, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
October 25, 2015 – Shelved
October 25, 2019 – Started Reading
November 22, 2019 – Shelved as: 2020-books-to-read
November 22, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
November 9, 2020 – Finished Reading
December 24, 2020 – Started Reading (Kindle Edition)
December 24, 2020 – Shelved (Kindle Edition)
December 24, 2020 – Shelved as: 2021-books-to-read (Kindle Edition)

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