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By Miriam T. Griffin

ISBN-10: 0198147740

ISBN-13: 9780198147749

The connection among Seneca's prose works and his profession as a first-century Roman statesman is difficult, for whereas he writes within the first individual, he tells little of his exterior existence or of the folk and occasions that shaped its environment. during this booklet, Miriam Griffin addresses the matter via first reconstructing Seneca's profession utilizing basically open air resources and his de Clementia and Apocolocyntosis. within the moment a part of the booklet she experiences Seneca's remedy of matters of political value, together with his perspectives on slavery, provincial coverage, wealth, and suicide. discovering that ordinarily, the note of the thinker illuminates the paintings of the statesman, this booklet offers an incredible goal reconstruction of Seneca's political occupation.

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195^3). These then are pretty well aU the ways in which causes are so called. From their being so called in several ways it follows both that the same 5 things may have several causes, not coincidentaUy, as for instance a statue has both the art of statuemaking and bronze, not by virtue of some other thing but qua statue, yet not i n the same sense but the one as matter and the other as that from which the change [proceeds]: and that things may be causes of one another, as for instance exercise of fitness 10 and the latter ofexercise, yet not in the same sense but one as fulfilment and the other as origin ofchange.

195b10). Again, both the former and the latter wiU be so called in combination, as for instance not 15 Polyclitus or statuemaker but Polyclitus statuemaker. These words are omitted in the M S S . of the Physics and bracketed in the O C T of the Metaphysics, * Read παρά. 30 Δ 2 TRANSLATION 1014· 1014*15 {Physics I I 3. 195^12). However, aU of these amount to six, so caUed in two ways: either as the particular or as the genus or as the coincidental or as the genus of the coincidental or these as combined or as stated baldly; and aU of them either as actually functioning or in respect of cap- 20 acity.

But ifeach makes an exception ofthese cases—the former that the contrary [of his statement] is alone not true, the 20 latter that his own is not false—they wiU end up none the less begging an infinite number of statements, true and false; for the statement which states that the true statement is true is true, and this wiU go on to infinity. 1012^22. I t i s obvious that the statements made by some people that everything is at rest, and by others that every­ thing is changing, are not true either.

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