Moral letters to Lucilius (Epistulae morales ad Lucilium)


Read by John Van Stan

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Seneca the Younger’s letters to his friend, Lucilius Junior, appear to have been written with a broad audience in mind. These letters introduce major themes of Stoic philosophy and have been a source of inspiration and comfort for readers throughout the centuries. - Summary by jvanstan (24 hr 14 min)

Chapters

Introduction 11:05 Read by John Van Stan
On Saving Time 3:45 Read by John Van Stan
On Discursiveness in Reading 3:50 Read by John Van Stan
On True and False Friendship 4:16 Read by John Van Stan
On the Terrors of Death 6:55 Read by John Van Stan
On the Philosopher's Mean 5:31 Read by John Van Stan
On Sharing Knowledge 4:15 Read by John Van Stan
On Crowds 7:25 Read by John Van Stan
On the Philosopher's Seclusion 6:27 Read by John Van Stan
On Philosophy and Friendship 14:26 Read by John Van Stan
On Living to Onself 3:50 Read by John Van Stan
On the Blush of Modesty 5:40 Read by John Van Stan
On Old Age 7:50 Read by John Van Stan
On Groundless Fears 12:05 Read by John Van Stan
On the Reasons for Withdrawing from the World 12:15 Read by John Van Stan
On Brawn and Brains 7:55 Read by John Van Stan
On Philosophy, the Guide of Life 6:25 Read by John Van Stan
On Philosophy and Riches 7:42 Read by John Van Stan
On Festivals and Fasting 8:46 Read by John Van Stan
On Worldliness and Retirement 8:25 Read by John Van Stan
On Practising What You Preach 8:30 Read by John Van Stan
On the Renown which My Writings Will Bring You 8:00 Read by John Van Stan
On the Futility of Half-way Measures 10:40 Read by John Van Stan
On the True Joy which Comes from Philosophy 7:15 Read by John Van Stan
On Despising Death 17:10 Read by John Van Stan
On Reformation 5:05 Read by John Van Stan
On Old Age and Death 6:30 Read by John Van Stan
On the Good which Abides 6:05 Read by John Van Stan
On Travel as a Cure for Discontent 6:00 Read by John Van Stan
On the Critical Condition of Marcellinus 8:00 Read by John Van Stan
On Conquering the Conqueror 11:00 Read by John Van Stan
On Siren Songs 7:50 Read by John Van Stan
On Progress 3:40 Read by John Van Stan
On the Futility of Learning Maxims 7:45 Read by John Van Stan
On a Promising Pupil 2:25 Read by John Van Stan
On the Friendship of Kindred Minds 3:22 Read by John Van Stan
On the Value of Retirement 8:05 Read by John Van Stan
On Allegiance to Virtue 3:25 Read by John Van Stan
On Quiet Conversation 2:15 Read by John Van Stan
On Noble Aspirations 4:40 Read by John Van Stan
On the Proper Style for a Philosopher's Discourse 9:40 Read by John Van Stan
On the God within Us 6:35 Read by John Van Stan
On Values 6:45 Read by John Van Stan
On the Relativity of Fame 3:00 Read by John Van Stan
Of Philosophy and Pedigrees 5:10 Read by John Van Stan
On Sophistical Argumentation 9:20 Read by John Van Stan
On a New Book by Lucilius 2:45 Read by John Van Stan
On Master and Slave 13:40 Read by John Van Stan
On Quibbling as Unworthy of the Philosopher 9:05 Read by John Van Stan
On the Shortness of Life 9:15 Read by John Van Stan
On Our Blindness and Its Cure 6:05 Read by John Van Stan
On Baiae and Morals 8:50 Read by John Van Stan
On Choosing Our Teachers 9:35 Read by John Van Stan
On the Faults of the Spirit 8:35 Read by John Van Stan
On Asthma and Death 5:05 Read by John Van Stan
On Vatia's Villa 8:05 Read by John Van Stan
On Quiet and Study 10:05 Read by John Van Stan
On the Trials of Travel 5:40 Read by John Van Stan
On Being 24:50 Read by John Van Stan
On Pleasure and Joy 13:20 Read by John Van Stan
On Harmful Prayers 3:00 Read by John Van Stan
On Meeting Death Cheerfully 2:50 Read by John Van Stan
On Good Company 2:20 Read by John Van Stan
On Grief for Lost Friends 9:50 Read by John Van Stan
On the Philosopher's Task 6:00 Read by John Van Stan
On the First Cause 16:00 Read by John Van Stan
On Various Aspects of Virtue 35:10 Read by John Van Stan
On Ill-health and Endurance of Suffering 10:10 Read by John Van Stan
On Wisdom and Retirement 8:41 Read by John Van Stan
On Rest and Restlessness 3:35 Read by John Van Stan
On the Proper Time to Slip the Cable 16:55 Read by John Van Stan
On the Supreme Good 23:55 Read by John Van Stan
On Business as the Enemy of Philosophy 8:25 Read by John Van Stan
On Philosophers and Kings 9:40 Read by John Van Stan
On Virtue as a Refuge from Worldly Distractions 24:40 Read by John Van Stan
On the Diseases of the Soul 10:50 Read by John Van Stan
On Learning Wisdom in Old Age 21:44 Read by John Van Stan
On Taking One's Own Life 12:40 Read by John Van Stan
On the Healing Power of the Mind 19:00 Read by John Van Stan
On the Rewards of Scientific Discovery 12:00 Read by John Van Stan
On Worldly Deceptions 7:20 Read by John Van Stan
On Benefits 20:50 Read by John Van Stan
On the Natural Fear of Death 18:50 Read by John Van Stan
On Drunkenness 17:50 Read by John Van Stan
On Gathering Ideas 8:55 Read by John Van Stan
On Some Vain Syllogisms 27:30 Read by John Van Stan
On Scipio's Villa 12:25 Read by John Van Stan
Some Arguments in Favour of the Simple Life 26:05 Read by John Van Stan
On Liberal and Vocational Studies 29:50 Read by John Van Stan
On the Parts of Philosophy 15:45 Read by John Van Stan
On the Part Played by Philosophy in the Progress of Man 36:05 Read by John Van Stan
On the Lesson to be Drawn from the Burning of Lyons 16:30 Read by John Van Stan
On the Happy Life 25:55 Read by John Van Stan
On the Quality, as Contrasted with the Length, of Life 9:10 Read by John Van Stan
On the Value of Advice 48:10 Read by John Van Stan
On the Usefulness of Basic Principles 45:20 Read by John Van Stan
On Facing Hardships 3:40 Read by John Van Stan
On the Degeneracy of the Age 10:20 Read by John Van Stan
On the Fickleness of Fortune 11:50 Read by John Van Stan
On Consolation of the Bereaved 21:25 Read by John Van Stan
On the Writings of Fabianus 9:05 Read by John Van Stan
On the Futility of Planning Ahead 10:30 Read by John Van Stan
On the Intimations of Our Immortality 20:20 Read by John Van Stan
On the Dangers of Association with Our Fellow-Men 3:33 Read by John Van Stan
On Care of Health and Peace of Mind 23:40 Read by John Van Stan
On Facing the World with Confidence 5:30 Read by John Van Stan
On the Corporeality of Virtue 6:00 Read by John Van Stan
On Obedience to the Universal Will 7:45 Read by John Van Stan
On the Approaches to Philosophy 25:15 Read by John Van Stan
On the Fellowship of Wise Men 10:40 Read by John Van Stan
On True and False Riches 14:25 Read by John Van Stan
On the Vanity of Mental Gymnastics 3:15 Read by John Van Stan
On Reforming Hardened Sinners 2:22 Read by John Van Stan
On the Vitality of the Soul and Its Attributes 19:20 Read by John Van Stan
On Style as a Mirror of Character 19:50 Read by John Van Stan
On the Superficial Blessings 13:40 Read by John Van Stan
On Self-Control 6:20 Read by John Van Stan
On Real Ethics as Superior to Syllogistic Subtleties 24:55 Read by John Van Stan
On the Vanity of Place-Seeking 11:09 Read by John Van Stan
On Nature as Our Best Provider 10:15 Read by John Van Stan
More About Virtue 16:40 Read by John Van Stan
On Instinct in Animals 15:20 Read by John Van Stan
On Darkness as a Veil for Wickedness 12:45 Read by John Van Stan
On the Conflict between Pleasure and Virtue 11:55 Read by John Van Stan
On the True Good as Attained by Reason 16:30 Read by John Van Stan