Natural Questions: Books 1-3 Seneca Thomas H. Corcoran
  • Title: Natural Questions: Books 1-3
  • Author: Seneca Thomas H. Corcoran
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  • Natural Questions: Books 1-3 Seneca Thomas H. Corcoran Natural Questions Books Seneca Lucius Annaeus born at Corduba Cordova ca 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 mon
    Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba Cordova ca 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 heSeneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba Cordova ca 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.The 124 epistles are collected in Volumes IV VI of the Loeb Classical Library s ten volume edition of Seneca.The treatises on natural phenomena, Naturales Quaestiones, are collected in Volumes VII and X of the Loeb Classical Library s ten volume edition of Seneca.
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    1. Lucius Annaeus Seneca often known simply as Seneca ca 4 BC 65 AD was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero While he was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, the last of the Julio Claudian emperors, he may have been innocent.


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