A kingly gift (pun intended)


A friend found this online and thought of me.  Appears to be a 1905 edition of the Meditations.  The paper is a really interesting quality, and it’s the Graves translation.  Until now, I did not have one.

The pages don’t have much white space, and that helps make a tidy little volume.  The text has section markers, and notes beginning and ending of chapters and books.

A pretty neat find.  Thanks, buddy!

On the usefulness of precepts


”Still,” it is objected, “laws do not always make us do what we ought to do; and what else are laws than precepts mingled with threats?” Now first of all, the laws do not persuade just because they threaten; precepts, however, instead of coercing, correct men by pleading. Again, laws frighten one out of communicating crime, while precepts urge a man on to his duty.

— Seneca, Ep. XCIV.  On the value of advice