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    • Seneca - On the Shortness of Life: Adapted for the Contemporary Reader

    • By: Lucius Seneca, James Harris
    • Narrated by: Scott R. Smith
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Grating, amateurish narration

    • By David R. Scott on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $3.95