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By Shadi Bartsch, Alessandro Schiesaro

The Roman statesman, thinker, and playwright Lucius Annaeus Seneca dramatically motivated the development of Western notion. His works have had an exceptional effect at the improvement of moral thought, shaping a code of habit for facing tyranny in his personal age that endures at the present time. This significant other completely examines the entire Senecan corpus, with distinct emphasis at the elements of his writings that experience challenged interpretation. The authors position Seneca within the context of the traditional international and hint his notable legacy in literature, paintings, faith, and politics from Neronian Rome to the early smooth interval. via severe dialogue of the hot proliferation of Senecan experiences, this quantity compellingly illustrates how the belief of Seneca and his specific kind of Stoicism has developed over the years. It presents a finished assessment that might gain scholars and students in classics, comparative literature, heritage, philosophy, and political thought, in addition to basic readers.

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If one takes Seneca’s advice to envision that Cato is observing one’s every move (Ep. 8–10), how do the (stated) reactions of internal characters in the tragedies affect the (unstated) reactions of external spectators/readers? 30 Many of Seneca’s protagonists think that they must act according to their character (known from previous literature as much as any sense of a reiied self): so Ulysses addresses his animus in an attempt to summon up his trickster nature in the Troades (nunc advoca astus, anime, nunc fraudes, dolos, / nunc totum Ulixem, 613–4) and Hercules regards living with his crime as his thirteenth labor (Her.

His father was a member of the municipal elite of Córdoba, capital of Baetica. His mother Helvia was from a distinguished local family. We do not know if this rich Andalusian family was descended from native Spaniards or from Italian settlers,17 but since the area had been colonized much earlier (in the early second century BCE) and the native elite Romanized, the point 16 17 See Grifi n (1976, 43–5). Veyne (2003), Seneca. 173 n. 3 outlines the many possibilities. 25 Su sa n n a B r au n d may be moot.

53–4), including gardens, capital, villas, and other real estate (Tac. Ann. 55). 2). There is no doubt that Seneca put his wealth to the stand aristocratic use at that time, that is, he lent it out. According to Paul Veyne, Seneca, with his innate business sense, created what we might call “one of the most important investment banks of his time” (Veyne 2003, 11). He advanced substantial loans to major provincial leaders, which is the backdrop to his becoming Britain’s major creditor. 9). Wealth, inluence, and power are never far apart.

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