De otio

Introduces students to the complex artistic method and provocative message of Senecan philosophy.

De otio

Author: Sénèque

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521588065

Page: 271

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Introduces students to the complex artistic method and provocative message of Senecan philosophy.

Moral Essays De consolatione ad Marciam De vita beata De otio De tranquillitate animi De brevitate vitae De consolatione ad Polybium De consolatione ad Helviam

Lucius Annaeus Seneca. efficacia ad consolandum exulem , utraque in unum
conlata ... 6 . 7 . The Stoic dogma of the City of the World ; cf . Seneca , De Otio , 4
. 1 . decide that these considerations taken singly do not suffice to 440 SENECA.

Moral Essays  De consolatione ad Marciam  De vita beata  De otio  De tranquillitate animi  De brevitate vitae  De consolatione ad Polybium  De consolatione ad Helviam

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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In Moral Essays, Seneca (c. 4-65 CE) expresses his Stoic philosophy on providence, steadfastness, anger, forgiveness, consolation, the happy life, leisure, tranquility, the brevity of life, and gift-giving. Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) circa 4 BCE, of a prominent and wealthy family, spent an ailing childhood and youth at Rome in an aunt's care. He became famous in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial service. After some disgrace during Claudius' reign he became tutor and then, in 54 CE, advising minister to Nero, some of whose worst misdeeds he did not prevent. Involved (innocently?) in a conspiracy, he killed himself by order in 65. Wealthy, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of pain and death, he preached scorn of both; and there were other contrasts between practice and principle. We have Seneca's philosophical or moral essays (ten of them traditionally called Dialogues)-on providence, steadfastness, the happy life, anger, leisure, tranquility, the brevity of life, gift-giving, forgiveness- and treatises on natural phenomena. Also extant are 124 epistles, in which he writes in a relaxed style about moral and ethical questions, relating them to personal experiences; a skit on the official deification of Claudius, Apocolocyntosis (in Loeb number 15); and nine rhetorical tragedies on ancient Greek themes. Many epistles and all his speeches are lost. His moral essays are collected in Volumes I-III of the Loeb Classical Library's ten-volume edition of Seneca.

Constructing Authors and Readers in the Appendices Vergiliana Tibulliana and Ouidiana

... Stars: Rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica (Oxford University Press, 2011),
and Seeing Seneca Whole: Perspectives ... Seneca: De Otio, De Brevitate Vitae (
Cambridge University Press, 2003), The Cosmic Viewpoint: A Study of Seneca's
 ...

Constructing Authors and Readers in the Appendices Vergiliana  Tibulliana  and Ouidiana

Author: Tristan E. Franklinos

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198864418

Page: 336

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By examining some early poetic understandings of what it might have meant to be Vergil, Ovid, and Tibullus, this volume explores what those authors meant to near-contemporaries, and what the construction of authorship they were a part of meant to the later western tradition.

Dialogues

Seneca's Dialogues?as his epistolary essays have traditionally been known? capture the full range of the Roman thinker's philosophical interests, in particular Stoicism and his unique interpretation of it.

Dialogues

Author: Seneca

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329602315

Page: 240

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Seneca's DialoguesÑas his epistolary essays have traditionally been knownÑ capture the full range of the Roman thinkerÕs philosophical interests, in particular Stoicism and his unique interpretation of it. SenecaÕs writings on subjects such as the shortness of life, anger, tranquility of mind, and consolations for grief on the loss of a loved one, are strikingly applicable to our modern world. The Complete Dialogues are collected here: On the Shortness of Life (De Brevitate Vitae), Of a Happy Life (De Vita Beata), Of Providence (De Providentia), On the Firmness of the Wise Man (De Constantia Sapientis), Of Anger (De Ira), Of Leisure (De Otio), Of Peace of Mind (De Tranquillitate Animi) and Of Clemency (De Clementia).

A History of Ancient Philosophy IV

In 62 CE Burrus died, Seneca, retired from public life, being by this time out of
favor with Nero, as well as because of the malificent influence of Poppea. ... De
vita beata, De otio, De tranquillitate animi, De brevitate vitae, Ad Polybium de
consolatione Ad Helviam matrem de consolatione ... 3. Seneca, De otio, 3.2. 4.
Seneca, De brev. vitae, 14.2. 5. Seneca, De vita beata, 13.4. 6. Seneca, Epist. 58.
16-22. 7.

A History of Ancient Philosophy IV

Author: Giovanni Reale

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791401286

Page: 574

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This book covers the first 500 years of the common era. These years witnessed the revivals of Aristotelianism, Epicureanism, Pyrrhonism, Cynicism, and Pythagoreanism; but by far the most important movement was the revival of Platonism under Plotinus. Here, the historical context of Plotinus is provided including the currents of thought that preceded him and opened the path for him. The presuppositions of the Enneads are made explicit and the thought of Plotinus is reconstructed. The author reorients the expositions of Middle Platonism and neo-Pythagoreanism. He provides a full exposition of Hermeticism and the doctrines of the Chaldean Oracles. He also defends the notion that Philo of Alexandria nourished a Jewish philosophy, not an eclectic mixture.

The imperial period

8 ) ad Serenum de otio . 9 ) ad Serenum de tranquillitate animi . A treatise by
AHIRSCHIG , Leid . 1825. Cf. HMGEUZOE , Nord . Tidskr . f . filol . 1 ( 1874 ) , 110
. 10 ) ad Paulinum ( the father - in - law of Seneca ? ) de brevitate vitae , before a .

The imperial period

Author: Wilhelm Sigismund Teuffel

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Historia Cr tica de la Literatura Espanola

Sin embargo , no puede haber más completa unidad respecto al fondo de unas y
otras , así como no puede tampoco ser mayor la ... Lucio Anneo Séneca se
distingue no obstante como escritor polígrafo : poeta y orador desde su juventud
, aspira tambien al ... sapientis ; De Clementia ; De Brevitate vitae ; De vita beata ;
De otio aut secessu sapientis ; los siete De Beneficiis y las Epistolae ad Lucilium
.

Historia Cr  tica de la Literatura Espanola

Author: José Amador de los Ríos

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The Presbyterian and Reformed Review

the one who gives the title flourished more than a century after Seneca ; and as to
all the other works of Seneca the Latin ... De Animi Tranquillitate , De Constantia
Sapientis , De Clementia , De Brevitate Vitæ , De Vita Beata , De Otio , De ...

The Presbyterian and Reformed Review

Author: Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield

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Includes section "Reviews of recent theological literature".

Dying Every Day

401–7) that she still believesin a date of 55 for De Brevitate Vitae but cannot
proveit. Gareth Williams, in hisintroduction to a recent edition (Seneca: De Otio,
De Brevitate Vitae [Cambridge 2003]) calls Griffin's interpretation “highly
speculative” ...

Dying Every Day

Author: James Romm

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385351720

Page: 320

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From acclaimed classical historian, author of Ghost on the Throne (“Gripping . . . the narrative verve of a born writer and the erudition of a scholar” —Daniel Mendelsohn) and editor of The Landmark Arrian:The Campaign of Alexander (“Thrilling” —The New York Times Book Review), a high-stakes drama full of murder, madness, tyranny, perversion, with the sweep of history on the grand scale. At the center, the tumultuous life of Seneca, ancient Rome’s preeminent writer and philosopher, beginning with banishment in his fifties and subsequent appointment as tutor to twelve-year-old Nero, future emperor of Rome. Controlling them both, Nero’s mother, Julia Agrippina the Younger, Roman empress, great-granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus, sister of the Emperor Caligula, niece and fourth wife of Emperor Claudius. James Romm seamlessly weaves together the life and written words, the moral struggles, political intrigue, and bloody vengeance that enmeshed Seneca the Younger in the twisted imperial family and the perverse, paranoid regime of Emperor Nero, despot and madman. Romm writes that Seneca watched over Nero as teacher, moral guide, and surrogate father, and, at seventeen, when Nero abruptly ascended to become emperor of Rome, Seneca, a man never avid for political power became, with Nero, the ruler of the Roman Empire. We see how Seneca was able to control his young student, how, under Seneca’s influence, Nero ruled with intelligence and moderation, banned capital punishment, reduced taxes, gave slaves the right to file complaints against their owners, pardoned prisoners arrested for sedition. But with time, as Nero grew vain and disillusioned, Seneca was unable to hold sway over the emperor, and between Nero’s mother, Agrippina—thought to have poisoned her second husband, and her third, who was her uncle (Claudius), and rumored to have entered into an incestuous relationship with her son—and Nero’s father, described by Suetonius as a murderer and cheat charged with treason, adultery, and incest, how long could the young Nero have been contained? Dying Every Day is a portrait of Seneca’s moral struggle in the midst of madness and excess. In his treatises, Seneca preached a rigorous ethical creed, exalting heroes who defied danger to do what was right or embrace a noble death. As Nero’s adviser, Seneca was presented with a more complex set of choices, as the only man capable of summoning the better aspect of Nero’s nature, yet, remaining at Nero’s side and colluding in the evil regime he created. Dying Every Day is the first book to tell the compelling and nightmarish story of the philosopher-poet who was almost a king, tied to a tyrant—as Seneca, the paragon of reason, watched his student spiral into madness and whose descent saw five family murders, the Fire of Rome, and a savage purge that destroyed the supreme minds of the Senate’s golden age.

Correspondence

Of ten heads in Seneca , seven relate to ourselves , viz . de ira , consolatio , de
tranquilitate , de constantia sapientis , de otio sapientis , de vita beata , de
brevitate vitae ; two relate to others , de clementia , de beneficiis ; and one relates
to the ...

Correspondence

Author: Thomas Jefferson

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Hermes

Iam igitur hac computatione instituta : de providentia liber 1 ad Lucilium de
constantia sapientis liber 1 ad Serenum de ira ... de beata vita liber 1 ad
Gallionem de otio liber 1 ad Serenum de tranquillitate animi liber 1 ad Serenum
de brevitate vitae ... III 3 , 1 e verbis quae sunt : ' sollicitum te esse scribis de
iudicii eventu quod tibi furor inimici denuntiat rem gravissimam a Lucilio cum
Seneca communicatam ...

Hermes

Author: Ernst Willibald Emil Hübner

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