On the Shortness of Life


On the Shortness of Life, by Seneca - click to see full size image

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Originally written around 49 AD for his father-in-law Paulinus, Seneca here brings up many Stoic principles on the nature of time, namely that people waste much of it in meaningless pursuits. According to Seneca, nature gives people enough time to do what is really important and it is up to the individual to allot it properly.

This book has 39 pages in the PDF version. This translation by John W. Basore was originally published in 1932.

Production notes: This ebook of On the Shortness of Life was published by Global Grey in 2018.

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