Moral Letters, Vol. I


Read by Felipe Vogel

(4.8 stars; 87 reviews)

"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 which are translated in this volume. ... In these letters, it is impossible to ignore the advance from a somewhat stiff and Ciceronian point of view into the attractive and debatable land of what one may fairly call modern ideas. The style of the Epistles is bold, and so is the thought." (from the Introduction) (9 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Introduction 15:14 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Saving Time 4:39 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Discursiveness in Reading 5:00 Read by Felipe Vogel
On True and False Friendship 5:55 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Terrors of Death 8:09 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Philosopher's Mean 6:37 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Sharing Knowledge 5:24 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Crowds 9:34 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Philosopher's Seclusion 7:40 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Philosophy and Friendship 16:52 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Living to Oneself 4:12 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Blush of Modesty 5:59 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Old Age 9:54 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Groundless Fears 13:18 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Reasons for Withdrawing from the World 14:58 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Brawn and Brains 9:26 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Philosophy, the Guide of Life 7:31 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Philosophy and Riches 8:34 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Festivals and Fasting 10:15 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Worldliness and Retirement 11:09 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Practising What You Preach 9:19 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Renown Which My Writings Will Bring You 9:21 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Futility of Half-Way Measures 12:54 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the True Joy Which Comes from Philosophy 8:05 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Despising Death 19:45 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Reformation 5:41 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Old Age and Death 6:52 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Good Which Abides 7:11 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Travel as a Cure for Discontent 6:35 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Critical Condition of Marcellinus 8:42 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Conquering the Conqueror 12:43 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Siren Songs 11:09 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Progress 4:36 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Futility of Learning Maxims 10:19 Read by Felipe Vogel
On a Promising Pupil 3:34 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Friendship of Kindred Minds 4:19 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Value of Retirement 9:52 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Allegiance to Virtue 4:34 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Quiet Conversation 2:25 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Noble Aspirations 6:22 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Proper Style for a Philosopher's Discourse 10:57 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the God Within Us 7:42 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Values 6:45 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Relativity of Fame 3:02 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Philosophy and Pedigrees 5:19 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Sophistical Argumentation 9:52 Read by Felipe Vogel
On a New Book by Lucilius 2:48 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Master and Slave 14:42 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Quibbling as Unworthy of the Philosopher 11:09 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Shortness of Life 10:10 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Our Blindness and Its Cure 6:42 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Baiae and Morals 10:59 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Choosing Our Teachers 10:04 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Faults of the Spirit 9:19 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Asthma and Death 5:45 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Vatia's Villa 9:26 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Quiet and Study 11:01 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Trials of Travel 6:07 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Being 25:51 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Pleasure and Joy 14:47 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Harmful Prayers 3:00 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Meeting Death Cheerfully 2:44 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Good Company 2:38 Read by Felipe Vogel
On Grief for Lost Friends 10:12 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the Philosopher's Task 6:17 Read by Felipe Vogel
On the First Cause 17:32 Read by Felipe Vogel

Reviews

How to live, act and believe.


(5 stars)

This audiobook captures Seneca well. These wide-ranging letters from Seneca to Lucilius are wonderfully modern in tone. Taken together they form a cohesive work on virtue and the art of living. Later this book influenced the early church. In turn, Seneca was influenced by Epicurus. Here he examines how to live well and gracefully as a citizen in a modern city state. While this is an ancient text on morality, it's also a surprisingly timeless reflection on living life that's endlessly quotable and insightful.

Amazing!


(5 stars)

As a young guy listening to Seneca has changed me. The wisdom he endows is real and relevant all these years later.

great book and narration


(5 stars)

The narrator does an excellent job. Perfect pace in my opinion as he allows the message to sink in for the reader. Thank you so much for narrating this. As for the book... such clarity and amazing metaphors to allow the recipient to understand the message. Definitely a deserted island quality book.

Crisp and Potent Advice for 22nd century


(5 stars)

5/5. Clear narrator, good pace. Annunciates. Text by Seneca is modern and not overly philosophical like other Greek authors. easy to read. quick bites of massive knowledge. 5/5


(5 stars)

every thing is perfect about the audiobook, it seems like they are really talking with each other, but eagerly waiting for vol. 2 and 3 please share soon.

Very good reading


(5 stars)

Very good reading. Makes Seneca's text come to life in a discreet yet efficient way. Thank you.

128kbs MP3 zipped files are LOCKED


(1 stars)

128kbs MP3 zipped files are LOCKED. So, no one has access (Win 10/MacOS/Linux).

Zip Fine


(0 stars)

The Zip file downloads and extracts fine for me, and the files play as normal.