Books by Seneca

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger) was a Stoic philosopher of Ancient Rome. His works have influenced readers through the ages.

“None of those tragic figures would have spoken like that if Shakespeare had not gone to school with Seneca.” Robert S Miola on Shakespeare’s sources.

Interviews where books by Seneca were recommended

The best books on Stoicism, recommended by Massimo Pigliucci

The Stoics offer us valuable strategies of thinking about and dealing with hardships that remain relevant for modern society, Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York and practising Stoic, told us in 2016. We were interviewing him about the best books to read to get a better idea of what Stoicism is all about and why some people find the ancient philosophy, famously practised by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, comforting today. This week our philosophy editor, Nigel Warburton, caught up with Massimo and asked him about new Stoicism books that have come out since they first spoke–and why the philosophy remains so popular.

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