Moral Letters, Vol. II

Lucius Annaeus SENECA (4 - 65), translated by Richard M. GUMMERE (1883 - 1969)

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.

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works, Ancient

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Letter 66. On Various Aspects of Virtue Suprada Urval
00:38:12
Play 02 Letter 67. On Ill-Health and Endurance of Suffering Suprada Urval
00:11:09
Play 03 Letter 68. On Wisdom and Retirement Suprada Urval
00:09:28
Play 04 Letter 69. On Rest and Restlessness Suprada Urval
00:03:52
Play 05 Letter 70. On the Proper Time to Slip the Cable Suprada Urval
00:18:26
Play 06 Letter 71. On the Supreme Good Suprada Urval
00:26:41
Play 07 Letter 72. On Business as the Enemy of Philosophy Suprada Urval
00:08:48
Play 08 Letter 73. On Philosophers and Kings Suprada Urval
00:10:19
Play 09 Letter 74. On Virtue as a Refuge from Worldly Distractions Suprada Urval
00:25:17
Play 10 Letter 75. On the Diseases of the Soul Suprada Urval
00:11:00
Play 11 Letter 76. On Learning Wisdom in Old Age Suprada Urval
00:25:04
Play 12 Letter 77. On Taking One’s Own Life Suprada Urval
00:13:22
Play 13 Letter 78. On the Healing Power of the Mind Suprada Urval
00:21:05
Play 14 Letter 79. On the Rewards of Scientific Discovery Suprada Urval
00:12:41
Play 15 Letter 80. On Worldly Deceptions Suprada Urval
00:07:40
Play 16 Letter 81. On Benefits Suprada Urval
00:24:04
Play 17 Letter 82. On the Natural Fear of Death Suprada Urval
00:19:47
Play 18 Letter 83. On Drunkenness Suprada Urval
00:19:33
Play 19 Letter 84. On Gathering Ideas Suprada Urval
00:09:27
Play 20 Letter 85. On Some Vain Syllogisms Suprada Urval
00:29:34
Play 21 Letter 86. On Scipio’s Villa Suprada Urval
00:13:40
Play 22 Letter 87. Some Arguments in Favour of the Simple Life Suprada Urval
00:27:20
Play 23 Letter 88. On Liberal and Vocational Studies Suprada Urval
00:29:44
Play 24 Letter 89. On the Parts of Philosophy Suprada Urval
00:16:56
Play 25 Letter 90. On the Part Played by Philosophy in the Progress of Man Suprada Urval
00:35:36
Play 26 Letter 91. On the Lesson to Be Drawn from the Burning of Lyons Suprada Urval
00:16:33
Play 27 Letter 92. On the Happy Life Suprada Urval
00:25:42