Moral Letters, Vol. II


Read by Suprada Urval

(3.7 stars; 15 reviews)

This is the second volume of the Letters, Epistles LXVI-XCII. Among the personalities of the early Roman Empire there are few who offer to the readers of to-day such dramatic interest as does Lucius Annaeus Seneca, the author of the Epistles. These letters, written by Seneca towards the end of his life, are all addressed to his friend Lucilius, who, at the time when these letters were written, was a procurator in Sicily. The form of this work, as Bacon says, is a collection of essays rather than of letters. Summary paraphrased from the Introduction in Volume 1 by Suprad. (8 hr 31 min)

Chapters

Letter 66. On Various Aspects of Virtue 38:12 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 67. On Ill-Health and Endurance of Suffering 11:09 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 68. On Wisdom and Retirement 9:28 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 69. On Rest and Restlessness 3:52 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 70. On the Proper Time to Slip the Cable 18:26 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 71. On the Supreme Good 26:41 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 72. On Business as the Enemy of Philosophy 8:48 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 73. On Philosophers and Kings 10:19 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 74. On Virtue as a Refuge from Worldly Distractions 25:17 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 75. On the Diseases of the Soul 11:00 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 76. On Learning Wisdom in Old Age 25:04 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 77. On Taking One’s Own Life 13:22 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 78. On the Healing Power of the Mind 21:05 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 79. On the Rewards of Scientific Discovery 12:41 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 80. On Worldly Deceptions 7:40 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 81. On Benefits 24:04 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 82. On the Natural Fear of Death 19:47 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 83. On Drunkenness 19:33 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 84. On Gathering Ideas 9:27 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 85. On Some Vain Syllogisms 29:34 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 86. On Scipio’s Villa 13:40 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 87. Some Arguments in Favour of the Simple Life 27:20 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 88. On Liberal and Vocational Studies 29:44 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 89. On the Parts of Philosophy 16:56 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 90. On the Part Played by Philosophy in the Progress of Man 35:36 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 91. On the Lesson to Be Drawn from the Burning of Lyons 16:33 Read by Suprada Urval
Letter 92. On the Happy Life 25:42 Read by Suprada Urval

Reviews

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(5 stars)

Great book... Invaluable content... Unlike with other reviewers, I found this book pleasing to hear precisely due to the readers variance of tone, which provided an interesting level of clarity to informational bits within each sentence, as well as, ample time for understanding the bit's content. Sidenote: It is quite a paradox to see some reviewers commenting on the readers accent. Perhaps, instead of listening to Seneca they should be listening to Epicurus if the pleasure of hearing the right sound is more important than the burden of understanding the sounds meaning.


(1.5 stars)

The reader tested my Stoicism beyond what I was capable. I couldn't finish. I was able to find an excellent reeding on YouTube.

Sui-generis


(5 stars)

It is an amazing work and I found cute to be read by a girl with a sweet southasian accent.

I will read the book instead.


(0.5 stars)

Accent is too strong, unable to be understood in English.

No problems


(5 stars)

Speaker was fine and clear. Seneca was good too :)

hard to understand


(0.5 stars)

horribe reading and pronounciation