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Item:302410464139NEW Letters from a Stoic By Lucius Annaeus Seneca Paperback Free Shipping Home About Us Shipping & Delivery Returns Policy FAQ Contact Us FREE SHIPPING 60 DAY RETURNS POLICY Letters from a Stoic by Lucius Annaeus Seneca ISBN: 9780140442106 Price: $17.50 Format: Paperback Condition: Brand New Postage: FREE Standard Postage Availability: In Stock in the Angus & Robertson Distribution Centre, see below for details. Product Description For several years of his turbulent life, in which he was dogged by ill health, exile and political danger, Seneca (c. 4 BC-AD 65) was the guiding hand of the Roman Empire. His inspired reasoning derived mainly from the Stoic principles, which had originally been developed some centuries earlier in Athens. This selection of Seneca's letters shows him upholding the austere ethical ideals of Stoicism - the wisdom of the self-possessed person immune to overmastering emotions and life's setbacks - while valuing friendship and the courage of ordinary men, and criticizing the harsh treatment of slaves and the cruelties in the gladiatorial arena. The humanity and wit revealed in Seneca's interpretation of Stoicism is a moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind. About The Author Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman, philosopher, advocate and man of letters, was born at Cordoba in Spain around 4 BC. He rose to prominence in Rome, pursuing a career in the courts and political life, for which he had been trained, while also acquiring celebrity as an author of tragedies and essays. Falling foul of successive emperors (Caligula in AD 39 and Claudius in AD 41), he spent eight years in exile, allegedly for an affair with Caligula’s sister. Recalled in AD 49, he was made praetor and was appointed tutor to the boy who was to become, in AD 54, the emperor Nero. On Nero’s succession, Seneca acted for some eight years as an unofficial chief minister. The early part of this reign was remembered as a period of sound government, for which the main credit seems due to Seneca. His control over Nero declined as enemies turned the emperor against him with representations that his popularity made him a danger, or with accusations of immorality or excessive wealth. Retiring from public life he devoted his last three years to philosophy and writing, particularly the Letters to Lucilius. In AD 65 following the discovery of a plot against the emperor, in which he was thought to be implicated, he and many others were compelled by Nero to commit suicide. His fame as an essayist and dramatist lasted until two or three centuries ago, when he passed into literary oblivion, from which the twentieth century has seen a considerable recovery. Product Details ISBN: 9780140442106 Format: Paperback Title: Letters from a Stoic Shipping & Delivery This title is IN STOCK in the Angus & Robertson Distribution Centre. Once you have placed your order we will usually ship it to you within 1 business day from our Distribution Centre. Please note the handle time applicable for this product. Payment Methods Newsletter Signup Be the first in the know! Sign up to our newsletter today! Sign up Welcome to Angus & Robertson - Proudly Australian since 1886. Angus & Robertson is one of Australia's oldest and most iconic bookstores and since 1886 has been dedicated to delivering quality entertainment to the Australian public. Our range includes millions of books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, gifts, stationery, games, eBooks and eReaders with fast delivery Australia wide and FREE standard delivery on ebay orders.Condition:Brand new, ISBN:9780140442106, Author:Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Format:Paperback, Language:English, Subject:Philosophy
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