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 AD LUCILIUM
 EPISTULAE MORALES


WITH AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY
RICHARD M. GUMMERE, PH.D.
OF HAVERFORD COLLEGE

IN THREE VOLUMES


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LONDON : WILLIAM HEINEMANN
NEW YORK : G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS

CONTENTS

Volume 1
Introduction
Letter 1 On saving time
Letter 2 On discursiveness in reading
Letter 3 On true and false friendship
Letter 4 On the terrors of death
Letter 5 On the philosopher's mean
Letter 6 On sharing knowledge
Letter 7 On crowds
Letter 8 On the philosopher's seclusion
Letter 9 On philosophy and friendship
Letter 10 On living to oneself
Letter 11 On the blush of modesty
Letter 12 On old age
Letter 13 On groundless fears
Letter 14 On the reasons for withdrawing from the world
Letter 15 On brawn and brains
Letter 16 On philosophy, the guide of life
Letter 17 On philosophy and riches
Letter 18 On festivals and fasting
Letter 19 On worldliness and retirement
Letter 20 On practising what you preach
Letter 21 On the renown which my writings will bring you
Letter 22 On the futility of half-way measures
Letter 23 On the true joy which comes from philosophy
Letter 24 On despising death
Letter 25 On reformation
Letter 26 On old age and death
Letter 27 On the good which abides
Letter 28 On travel as a cure for discontent
Letter 29 On the critical condition of Marcellinus
Letter 30 On conquering the conqueror
Letter 31 On siren songs
Letter 32 On progress
Letter 33 On the futility of learning maxims
Letter 34 On a promising pupil
Letter 35 On the friendship of kindred minds
Letter 36 On the value of retirement
Letter 37 On allegiance to virtue
Letter 38 On quiet conversation
Letter 39 On noble aspirations
Letter 40 On the proper style for a philosopher's discourse
Letter 41 On the god within us
Letter 42 On values
Letter 43 On the relativity of fame
Letter 44 On philosophy and pedigrees
Letter 45 On sophistical argumentation
Letter 46 On a new book by Lucilius
Letter 47 On master and slave
Letter 48 On quibbling as unworthy of the philosopher
Letter 49 On the shortness of life
Letter 50 On our blindness and its cure
Letter 51 On Baiae and morals
Letter 52 On choosing our teachers
Letter 53 On the faults of the spirit
Letter 54 On asthma and death
Letter 55 On Vatia's villa
Letter 56 On quiet and study
Letter 57 On the trials of travel
Letter 58 On being
Letter 59 On pleasure and joy
Letter 60 On harmful prayers
Letter 61 On meeting death cheerfully
Letter 62 On good company
Letter 63 On grief for lost friends
Letter 64 On the philosopher's task
Letter 65 On the first cause
Volume 2
Letter 66 On various aspects of virtue
Letter 67 On ill-health and endurance of suffering
Letter 68 On wisdom and retirement
Letter 69 On rest and restlessness
Letter 70 On the proper time to slip the cable
Letter 71 On the supreme good
Letter 72 On business as the enemy of philosophy
Letter 73 On philosophers and kings
Letter 74 On virtue as a refuge from worldly distractions
Letter 75 On the diseases of the soul
Letter 76 On learning wisdom in old age
Letter 77 On taking one's own life
Letter 78 On the healing power of the mind
Letter 79 On the rewards of scientific discovery
Letter 80 On worldly deceptions
Letter 81 On benefits
Letter 82 On the natural fear of death
Letter 83 On drunkenness
Letter 84 On gathering ideas
Letter 85 On some vain syllogisms
Letter 86 On Scipio's villa
Letter 87 Some arguments in favour of the simple life
Letter 88 On liberal and vocational studies
Letter 89 On the parts of philosophy
Letter 90 On the part played by philosophy in the progress of man
Letter 91 On the lesson to be drawn from the burning of Lyons
Letter 92 On the happy life
Volume 3
Letter 93 On the quality, as contrasted with the length, of life
Letter 94 On the value of advice
Letter 95 On the usefulness of basic principles
Letter 96 On facing hardships
Letter 97 On the degeneracy of the age
Letter 98 On the fickleness of fortune
Letter 99 On consolation to the bereaved
Letter 100 On the writings of Fabianus
Letter 101 On the futility of planning ahead
Letter 102 On the intimations of our immortality
Letter 103 On the dangers of association with our fellow-men
Letter 104 On care of health and peace of mind
Letter 105 On facing the world with confidence
Letter 106 On the corporeality of virtue
Letter 107 On obedience to the universal will
Letter 108 On the approaches to philosophy
Letter 109 On the fellowship of wise men
Letter 110 On true and false riches
Letter 111 On the vanity of mental gymnastics
Letter 112 On reforming hardened sinners
Letter 113 On the vitality of the soul and its attributes
Letter 114 On style as a mirror of character
Letter 115 On the superficial blessings
Letter 116 On self-control
Letter 117 On real ethics as superior to syllogistic subtleties
Letter 118 On the vanity of place-seeking
Letter 119 On nature as our best provider
Letter 120 More about virtue
Letter 121 On instinct in animals
Letter 122 On darkness as a veil for wickedness
Letter 123 On the conflict between pleasure and virtue
Letter 124 On the true good as attained by reason
Appendix
Index of proper names
Subject index

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