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Seneca's Works

Of Leisure De Otio (On Leisure) is a Latin work by Seneca (4 BC–65 AD). It survives in a fragmentary state. In ‘On Leisure’ Seneca takes a short look at what is really meant by the term ‘leisure’. The work concerns the rational use of spare time, whereby one can still actively aid humankind by […]

May 22, 2018

Naturales quaestiones


Seneca's Works

Naturales quaestiones is a Latin work of natural philosophy written by Seneca around 65 AD. It is not a systematic encyclopedia like the Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elder, though with Pliny’s work it represents one of the few Roman works dedicated to investigating the natural world. Seneca’s investigation takes place mainly through the consideration […]

April 2, 2018

De Beneficiis (On Benefits)


Seneca's Works

De Beneficiis (English: On Benefits) is a first-century work by Seneca the Younger. It forms part of a series of moral essays (or “Dialogues”) composed by Seneca. De Beneficiis concerns the award and reception of gifts and favours within society, and examines the complex nature and role of gratitude within the context of Stoic ethics. […]

April 2, 2018

De Clementia (On Clemency)


Seneca's Works

De Clementia (frequently translated as On Mercy in English) is a two volume (incomplete) hortatory essay written in 55–56 CE by Seneca the Younger, a Roman Stoic philosopher, to the emperor Nero in the first five years of his reign. Date and writing The work was written after Nero had become emperor and clearly dates […]

April 2, 2018

De Brevitate Vitæ (On The Shortness Of Life)


Seneca's Works

>> Buy On The Shortness Of Life now on Amazon at USD 0.99 only << De Brevitate Vitae (English: On the Shortness of Life) is a moral essay written by Seneca the Younger, a Roman Stoic philosopher, sometime around the year 49 AD, to his father-in-law Paulinus. The philosopher brings up many Stoic principles on […]

April 2, 2018