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By C.D.N. Costa

This quantity, first released in 1974, bargains a range of recent views on Seneca, overlaying his prose treatises, his letters and his tragedies.

For centuries literary and philosophical circles needed to take Seneca heavily, no matter if they can no longer consistently recognize him, and even if his acceptance has fluctuated, there was a revival of curiosity in his achievements. therefore, a wide a part of Seneca is dedicated to this later impression on the planned fee of now not overlaying all of Seneca’s much less standard works. The Moral Essays, the tragedies and the letters to Lucilius are tested by way of the individuals, who additionally talk about Seneca’s philosophical impression and the Senecan historical past in English and neo-Latin literature.

Each essay includes insightful and occasionally debatable fabric, that's of worth to the professional in addition to to scholars of Latin, English or French literature.

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137 And yet, the discrepancy between words and deeds remains, and an even more interesting problem. For Seneca could have justified 3i MIRIAM T. G RIFFIN almost all of his actual practices in Stoic terms, and, in doing so, have strengthened the moderate view of Stoicism he advertised in De Clementia. In fact, he did so in one work, De V ita Beata. For all Stoics, although virtue was the only good and vice the only evil, some positive value attached to such things as health, beauty and wealth, and some undesirability to their opposites.

3 . 7 . 1 ; Epist. 86 . ; Pliny N H 1 4 . 5 1 ; Columella RR 3 . 3 . 3 . Martial 1 2 . 3 6 ; Juvenal 5 . 1 0 9 . Seneca Epist. 1 0 8 . 1 5 - 1 6 , 2 3 . Tacitus Ann. 4 5 . 3 ; cf. Seneca Epist. 6 ; 8 7 . 1 - 5 ; 1 2 3 . 3 ; Tacitus Ann. 1 5 . 64 . D io 6 2 . 2 5 . 3 ; cf. Tacitus Ann. 4 . For the place o f the Epistulae Morales in the development o f auto­ biography see G. Misch, A History of Autobiography in Antiquity (English translation, 1 9 50 ), vol. 2 , pp. 4 i 8ff. 3« II Form and Content in the Moral Essays1 J.

Many were prepared to justify the murder on the ground that rule was indivisible; some potentissimi amici, who probably included Seneca, were bribed to acquiesce in the killing. Seneca would probably have practised dissimulation in any case, seeing that his own retirement would certainly mean the domination of Agrippina and perhaps his own death. More important, Nero’s general political behaviour was still up to the standards of his early promises: his relations with the senate were good, and he had only just started the unconventional behaviour that was to offend all but the Roman plebs and his Greek subjects.

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