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By Seneca, John W. Basore

ISBN-10: 0674992369

ISBN-13: 9780674992368

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) ca. four BCE, of a widespread and prosperous relatives, spent an unwell early life and adolescence at Rome in an aunt's care. He turned recognized in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial carrier. After a few shame in the course of Claudius' reign he turned train after which, in fifty four CE, advising minister to Nero, a few of whose worst misdeeds he didn't hinder. concerned (innocently?) in a conspiracy, he killed himself by way of order in sixty five. filthy rich, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of discomfort and loss of life, he preached scorn of either; and there have been different contrasts among perform and precept. we've Seneca's philosophical or ethical essays (ten of them usually known as Dialogues)—on windfall, steadfastness, the chuffed existence, anger, rest, tranquility, the brevity of existence, gift-giving, forgiveness— and treatises on ordinary phenomena. additionally extant are 124 epistles, during which he writes in a calm variety approximately ethical and moral questions, touching on them to private stories; a skit at the authentic deification of Claudius, Apocolocyntosis (in Loeb quantity 15); and 9 rhetorical tragedies on old Greek issues. Many epistles and all his speeches are misplaced. His ethical essays are accumulated in Volumes I–III of the Loeb Classical Library's ten-volume variation of Seneca.

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Cum illo tempore vilissimus quisque aut in campo " In Stoic dogma virtus was the sole good and dedectis All things not related to these standards the sole evil. were considered neither good nor evil, and, consequently, negligible * {a5id((>opa). The Vestal worship of Vesta. 34 Virgins, who maintained the public ON PROVIDENCE, iv. 16-v. 4 which are supports them. Consider, too, that it is for the common good to have the best men become soldiers, so to speak, and do service. " It vnW appear, however, that there are goods, if these are bestowed only on good men, and that there are evils, if these are inBlindness will be a curse if flicted only on the evil.

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16-v. 4 which are supports them. Consider, too, that it is for the common good to have the best men become soldiers, so to speak, and do service. " It vnW appear, however, that there are goods, if these are bestowed only on good men, and that there are evils, if these are inBlindness will be a curse if flicted only on the evil. no one loses his eyes but the man who deserves to therefore let an Appius and a have them torn out Metellus be deprived of the light. Riches are not a good therefore let even the panderer EUus possess them in order that men, though they hallow wealth in temples, may see it also in a brothel.

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