Tag: Seneca

  • Great Book: A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine – A 15 min Summary

    Great Book: A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine – A 15 min Summary

    – “Irvine excels at giving a “walking tour” of the many schools of Stoic philosophy, from Greek to Roman traditions, identifying individual Stoic thinkers (many more than Seneca) and their principles and techniques, which Irvine argues are even more relevant in modern times than their own.” –Philosophical Practice “Well-written and so compelling, this is a […]

  • Stoic History

    Mainly based on info from “A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy” – William B. Irvine The First Stoics Zeno – (333-261 BC) = the first Stoic started as a Cynic “same” as today’s homeless Antisthenes pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes […]

  • Seneca (ca. 4 BC – 65 AD)

    Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known simply as Seneca; ca. 4 BC – 65 AD) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. While he was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors, he may […]