This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Seneca - This Roman statesman and philosopher is well-known and respected for his long years of public service to the Roman Empire.
Lucilius - This correspondent may have existed, or may have been a fictional device created to provide a context for the subject's moral teachings.
Epicurus - This philosopher advocated living a life which avoided pain or discomfort; but he did not, as commonly believed, advocate a life without any restraint of desire.
Hecato - The subject quotes this Stoic philosopher from time to time.
Socrates - The subject views this...
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