Saturday, September 4, 2021

Letters from a Stoic 100 - On the Writings of Fabianus

On the Writings of Fabianus

There isn't much to comment on the 100th moral letter from Seneca.  There are a few things to consider in terms of writing well.  But beyond that, there's not much else.

Here are a few quotes I highlighted as I read it.

the man was building up character rather than words, and was writing those words for the mind rather than for the ear.


A meticulous manner of writing does not suit the philosopher; if he is timid as to words, when will he ever be brave and steadfast, when will he ever really show his worth?  Fabianus's style was not careless, it was assured.


calm and adjusted to his peaceful and well-ordered mind


look, please, at the whole work, how well-ordered it is.

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