The Spiritual Teachings of Seneca

  • by Mark Forstater, Victoria Radin
  • Narrated by David Troughton, Louisa Millwood Haig
  • 1 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

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.

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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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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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- Chi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-07-2008
  • Publisher: Mark Forstater