The Stoic: A biography of Seneca

Copertina anteriore, 21 dic 2015 - 108 pagine
Fabulous wealth, literary fame, exile, an amazing come back to the height of political power and a tragic ending - the life of Lucius Annaeus Seneca - aka Seneca the Younger or simply Seneca - is one of the great untold stories of Ancient Rome. In 'The Stoic, ' Francis Holland presents a riveting portrait of the prolific but mysterious Roman statesman and philosopher whose works - especially 'Letters from a Stoic, ' 'Dialogues' and 'On the Shortness of Life' - remain popular and vital two thousand years later. Modern followers of Stoicism, the immortal ancient philosophy so eloquently espoused by Seneca, will glean new insight into the influences and events that shaped the most famous Stoic's mind

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