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.
©2008 Mark Forstater and Victoria Radin; (P)2008 Mark Forstater and Victoria Radin
I am a fan of Seneca,
and have read most of his works.
This collection of sayings was not done
all that well.
The female voice is difficult to understand
The audio file is worth listening to.
It will give you a sense of Senaca's thoughts,
but I had higher hopes for it.
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.
This audio is beautifully presented in away that is easy listening and keeps you interested and wanting to go back and reread.
This is a excellent book to consider aspects of philosophy and be introduced to Seneca.
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