On the Shortness of Life

Life Is Long if You Know How to Use It

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The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca, who lived from c. 5 BC to AD 65, offer powerful insights into the art of living, the importance of reason and morality, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom. This selection of Seneca's orks was taken from the Penguin Classics edition of Dialogues and Letters, translated by C.D.N. Costa, and includes the essays On the Shortness of Life, Consolation to Helvia, and On Tranquility of Mind

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2005
September 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
112
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
613
KB

Customer Reviews

Cool guy 9006 ,

Nice!

I think there is some profound information in this book. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for more success and peace of mind.

£upin ,

Profound.

Important life-wisdom, unflinchingly reminding the reader of his earthly mortality throughout.

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