Seneca - On the Shortness of Life

  • by Lucius Seneca, James Harris
  • Narrated by Scott R. Smith
  • 0 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

De Brevitate Vitae (frequently referred to as On the Shortness of Life in English) is a moral essay written by Seneca the Younger, a Roman Stoic philosopher, to his father-in-law Paulinus. The philosopher brings up many Stoic principles on the nature of time, namely that men waste much of it in meaningless pursuits. According to the essay, nature gives man enough time to do what is really important and the individual must allot it properly. In general, time can be best used in the study of philosophy, according to Seneca.
This essay has been carefully adapted into a contemporary form.


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timeless wisdom

I'd read the book and wanted an audio version. I like the way some parts were made contemporary.
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Timeless, thoughtful & quote rich

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“They lose the day in expectation of the night, and the night in fear of the dawn.”

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Recommend having a notepad on standby - to capture key points or quotes

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-09-2016
  • Publisher: James Harris