On the Shortness of Life by Seneca

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Title : On the Shortness of Life
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ISBN : 0143036327
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 106 pages


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Bill rated it ★★★☆☆

May 15, 2017

Now that I've read a few philosophical essays by Seneca the Younger, I am inclined to believe every bad thing I have ever heard about him. Before this, I've cut him some slack. Sure, he—along with his cronies, one of whom was Burrus, prefect of the Praetorian Guard—ruled Rome during his pupil Nero...


Glenn rated it ★★★★★

December 06, 2014

The great Roman philosopher, statesman, dramatist Seneca ( BC 4 – AD 64) wrote many letters encouraging friends to apply themselves to the task of living a free, wise, tranquil and joyful life. ‘On the Shortness of Life’ is one of my personal favorites since Seneca, ever the true eclectic, brilli...


Abubakar rated it ★★★☆☆

November 08, 2015

This is an excellent philosophical essay written by Seneca, one of the most significant Roman philosophers and one whom we might call the father of Stoicism. The problem is simple, we are never content and happy with our lives and at the end we think it was too short. The solution is even simpler...


Pavle rated it ★★★☆☆

May 31, 2016

Po svemu sudeći, Seneka je bio nešto kao lajf kouč antičkog Rima. Jedan od osnivača stoicizma, njegova filozofija je vrlo zdravorazumska i uglavnom se svodi, barem u esejima prisutnim u ovoj knjižici, na pokušaj razumevanja ljudskog odnosa prema vremenu i sopstvenim životima. Iako mu je svaka aps...


Sara rated it ★★★★★

October 02, 2007

It is amazing how something written so long ago can have such relevance today. I found this essay really inspiring. here is a good quote: "Life is long enough, and it has been given in sufficiently generous measure to allow the accomplishment of the very greatest things if the whole of it is well i...


Frankie rated it ★★★★★

November 30, 2012

This is, so to speak, Seneca the Younger's greatest hits album. The first "On the Shortness of Life" is probably his most popular, but I prefer the last "On Tranquillity of Mind". I realize there has been some apprehension for Seneca because of his supposed dissipation and association with Nero....


Priyanka rated it ★★★★★

March 22, 2015

Haven’t we found ourselves, at some point or the other, wondering how we are not given enough time in which to live. But is this really true? Or are we just gripped by an insatiable greed and a laborious dedication to useless tasks mistakenly calling them productivity and a busyness which is noth...


Wiebke (1book1review) rated it ★★★★☆

March 30, 2016

This was super interesting and fascinating how much is still true today. I had many thoughts which I explain in a rather long video for such a short book, so forgive me for just linking that here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPo4r... (7:34)


André rated it ★★★★★

February 19, 2015

I really like this read. I compiled some of my favorite quotes and organized them by order of importance, in my opinion of course. My favorite ones follow: “You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire” “You live as if you were destined to live forever, no th...


Kevin rated it ★★★★☆

March 09, 2015

This is a very short book, really a collection of three letters. The first one is primarily cautioning a friend about getting caught up in "life" - meaning the demands and expectations placed on us, and the forum for empty ambitions that the business of the world provides - to the detriment of ou...





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