Seneca's Letters from a Stoic, written around 65 CE and sent to a Roman official stationed in Sicily named Lucius, are an investigation of the good life. Seneca encourages modest life in harmony with nature, avoidance of temptations and vice, and the ongoing polishing of the intellect via philosophical study, drawing on the rich history of stoic philosophical thinking. Seneca argued that this was the way to real happiness.
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