De otio

De otio

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

Author: Sénèque

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521588065

Category: Literary Collections

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Introduces students to the complex artistic method and provocative message of Senecan philosophy.
Categories: Literary Collections

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

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

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.

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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ISBN: 0674992806

Category: Conduct of life

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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.
Categories: Conduct of life

A History of Ancient Philosophy IV

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.

Author: Giovanni Reale

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791401286

Category: Philosophy

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.
Categories: Philosophy

Dying Every Day

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” ...

Author: James Romm

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780385351720

Category: History

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.
Categories: History

The Collected Works of Mary Sidney Herbert Countess of Pembroke Poems translations and correspondence

The Collected Works of Mary Sidney Herbert  Countess of Pembroke  Poems  translations  and correspondence

7 : 14 ) , and Seneca agrees that only philosophers truly live ( ' De brevitate vitae
XIV ) . ... 511-12 ) ; the search for pastoral otium , discussed in Seneca's ' De otio '
, is illustrated by the story of Lot's escape from Sodom ( 485–8 ) ; the longing ...

Author: Mary Sidney Herbert Countess of Pembroke

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198112807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 390

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Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke and sister to Sir Philip Sidney, is the most important woman writer of the Elizabethan era outside the royal family. This scholarly edition in two volumes is the first to include all her extant works: Volume I prints her three original poems, the disputed "Dolefull Lay of Clorinda," her translations from Petrarch, Mornay, and Garnier, and all her known letters. Volume II contains her metrical paraphrases of Psalms 44-150. The edition also provides a biographical introduction, discussion of her sources and methods of composition, textual annotation, and a detailed commentary.
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Letters to Power

Letters to Power

Seneca, De brevitate vitae, in Seneca: Moral Essays, trans. John W. Basore (
Cambridge: ... Seneca, De tranquillitate animi, in Basore, Seneca, 5.5. 36. Ibid.,
4.1–3. 37. Ibid., 5.4. ... Seneca, De otio, in Basore, Seneca, 3.3–4. 43. Ibid., 4.1.
44.

Author: Samuel McCormick

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271072180

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Although the scarcity of public intellectuals among today’s academic professionals is certainly a cause for concern, it also serves as a challenge to explore alternative, more subtle forms of political intelligence. Letters to Power accepts this challenge, guiding readers through ancient, medieval, and modern traditions of learned advocacy in search of persuasive techniques, resistant practices, and ethical sensibilities for use in contemporary democratic public culture. At the center of this book are the political epistles of four renowned scholars: the Roman Stoic Seneca the Younger, the late-medieval feminist Christine de Pizan, the key Enlightenment thinker Immanuel Kant, and the Christian anti-philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. Anticipating much of today’s online advocacy, their letter-writing helps would-be intellectuals understand the economy of personal and public address at work in contemporary relations of power, suggesting that the art of lettered protest, like letter-writing itself, involves appealing to diverse, and often strictly virtual, audiences. In this sense, Letters to Power is not only a nuanced historical study but also a book in search of a usable past.
Categories: Philosophy

Walking in Roman Culture

Walking in Roman Culture

De physiogn. Aug. RG Juv. Sat. Manilius, Astron. Mart. Ep. Perp. PHerc Phld. Ep.
Sider Phld. Rhet. Sudhaus Plut. ... R. Foerster, Leipzig) Seneca, De brevitate
vitae Seneca, De otio Seneca, De vita beata Strabo, Geographica Tertullian, De ...

Author: Timothy M. O'Sullivan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139497152

Category: History

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Walking served as an occasion for the display of power and status in ancient Rome, where great men paraded with their entourages through city streets and elite villa owners strolled with friends in private colonnades and gardens. In this book-length treatment of the culture of walking in ancient Rome, Timothy O'Sullivan explores the careful attention which Romans paid to the way they moved through their society. He employs a wide range of literary, artistic and architectural evidence to reveal the crucial role that walking played in the performance of social status, the discourse of the body and the representation of space. By examining how Roman authors depict walking, this book sheds new light on the Romans themselves - not only how they perceived themselves and their experience of the world, but also how they drew distinctions between work and play, mind and body, and Republic and Empire.
Categories: History

Stoicism

Stoicism

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Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230586830

Category:

Page: 90

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 39. Chapters: Adiaphora, Apatheia, Ataraxia, De Beneficiis, De Brevitate Vitae (Seneca), De Vita Beata, Diaeresis (philosophy), Discourses of Epictetus, Ekpyrosis, Enchiridion of Epictetus, Epistulae morales ad Lucilium, Glossary of Stoicism terms, Katalepsis, Kathekon, Logos, Meditations, Neostoicism, Otium, Pneuma (Stoic), Prohairesis, Sage (Sophos), Seneca's Consolations, Stoa Poikile, Stoicorum Veterum Fragmenta, Stoic Categories, Stoic Passions, Stoic physics, The Republic (Zeno). Excerpt: Otium, a Latin abstract term, has a variety of meanings, including leisure time in which a person can enjoy eating, playing, resting, contemplation and academic endeavors. It sometimes, but not always, relates to a time in a person's retirement after previous service to the public or private sector, opposing "active public life." Otium can be a temporary time of leisure, that is sporadic. It can have intellectual, virtuous or immoral implications. It originally had the idea of withdrawing from one's daily business (negotium) or affairs to engage in activities that were considered to be artistically valuable or enlightening (i.e. speaking, writing, philosophy). It had particular meaning to businessmen, diplomats, philosophers and poets. In ancient Roman culture otium was a military concept as its first Latin usage. This was in Ennius' Iphigenia. Iphigenia (241-248) Representation of ancient Roman soldiers at restAccording to historian Carl Deroux in his work "Studies in Latin literature and Roman history" otium appears for the first time in a chorus of Ennius' Iphigenia. Ennius' first use of the term otium around 190 BC showed the restlessness and boredom during a reprieve from war and was termed otium negotiosum (free time to do what one wanted) and otium otiosum (idle wasteless free time). Aulus Gellius, while discussing the word...
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Dialogues

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.

Author: Seneca

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329602311

Category: Religion

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).
Categories: Religion

Jenseits von Indikativ und Imperativ

Jenseits von Indikativ und Imperativ

Gebet Jakobs Philo, de fuga et inventione Plato, leges Plato, Menon Plinius,
naturalis historia Plutarch, Camillus ... de brevitate vitae Seneca, de constantia
sapientis Seneca, deira Seneca, naturales quaestiones Seneca, de otio Seneca,
de ...

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Horn

Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132582847

Category: Religion

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English summary: The widely-used division of ethics in New Testament writings into the categories indicative and imperative does not withstand a critical examination of the text. Hence the authors of this volume attempt to go beyond the indicative and imperative to describe and explain these ethics. They reveal that the New Testament texts put forth very different justifications for the right conduct or the good in New Testament texts and that a complex methodological approach is necessary in order to illustrate these arguments and their backgrounds. German description: Die weit verbreitete Beschreibung der Ethik in neutestamentlichen Schriften mit den Kategorien Indikativ und Imperativ halt einer kritischen Prufung am Text nicht stand. Die Beitrage dieses Sammelbandes versuchen deshalb Begrundungsmuster jenseits von Indikativ und Imperativ zu erfassen. Hierbei werden Verflechtungen mit ethischem Denken im Vor- und Umfeld des Neuen Testaments (z.B. hellenistisches Judentum; Stoa) wahrgenommen; ferner wird die Anwendbarkeit von Leitbegriffen im Diskurs zur antiken Ethik wie z.B. Lebenskunst oder Guterabwagung in Glucksethiken gepruft. Im Zentrum stehen die ethischen Begrundungsformen in einzelnen neutestamentlichen Schriften, sei es bei Paulus, in den Evangelien oder in der Briefliteratur (Jak, 1Petr). Ein Beitrag zur Begrundung der Ethik bei den fruhchristlichen Apologeten und ihren Gegnern rundet den Band ab.Das Ensemble der Beitrage macht deutlich, dass das rechte Tun bzw. das Gute in neutestamentlichen Texten auf ganz unterschiedliche Weise begrundet wird und ein komplexer methodischer Zugang erforderlich ist, um diese Argumentationen und Hintergrunde deskriptiv darzustellen.
Categories: Religion

The Deaths of Seneca

The Deaths of Seneca

For works attributed to Seneca I use the following: Aga. ... Agamemnon Quomodo
amicitia continenda sit Apocolocyntosis De beneficiis De brevitate vitae De
clementia De constantia sapientis Epistulae morales Epigrams [fragment in
Vottero ...

Author: James Ker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199739498

Category: History

Page: 432

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The forced suicide of Seneca, former adviser to Nero, is one of the most tortured--and most revisited--death scenes from classical antiquity. After fruitlessly opening his veins and drinking hemlock, Seneca finally succumbed to death in a stifling steam bath, while his wife Paulina, who had attempted suicide as well, was bandaged up and revived by Nero's men. From the first century to the present day, writers and artists have retold this scene in order to rehearse and revise Seneca's image and writings, and to scrutinize the event of human death. In The Deaths of Seneca, James Ker offers the first comprehensive cultural history of Seneca's death scene, situating it in the Roman imagination and tracing its many subsequent interpretations. Ker shows first how the earliest accounts of the death scene by Tacitus and others were shaped by conventions of Greco-Roman exitus-description and Julio-Claudian dynastic history. At the book's center is an exploration of Seneca's own prolific writings about death--whether anticipating death in his letters, dramatizing it in the tragedies, or offering therapy for loss in the form of consolations--which offered the primary lens through which Seneca's contemporaries would view the author's death. These ancient approaches set the stage for prolific receptions, and Ker traces how the death scene was retold in both literary and visual versions, from St. Jerome to Heiner M?ller and from medieval illuminations to Peter Paul Rubens and Jacques-Louis David. Dozens of interpreters, engaging with prior versions and with Seneca's writings, forged new and sometimes controversial views on Seneca's legacy and, more broadly, on mortality and suicide. The Deaths of Seneca presents a new, historically inclusive, approach to reading this major Roman author.
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Theoria Praxis and the Contemplative Life After Plato and Aristotle

Theoria  Praxis  and the Contemplative Life After Plato and Aristotle

SENECA AND THE CONTEMPLATIO VERI DE OTIO AND
EPISTULAEMORALES Margaret Graver Seneca makes a formal case for ...
Seneca touches on the topic more broadly in his dialogues De brevitate vitae and
De tranquillitate animi.

Author: Thomas Bénatouïl

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004225329

Category: Philosophy

Page: 295

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This volume deals with the appropriations, criticism and transformation of Plato’s and Aristotle’s positions about theory, practice and the contemplative life, including their epistemological and metaphysical foundations, from Theophrastus to the end of Antiquity (including Jewish and Christian authors).
Categories: Philosophy

Die Regierungszeit des Kaisers Claudius 41 54 n Chr

Die Regierungszeit des Kaisers Claudius  41 54 n  Chr

Daß De vita beata , De otio und wahrscheinlich so Senecas Trostschrift an
Polybius und Bittschrift an Messaauch De ... Neros Erziehung durch Seneca ,
noch vor Claudius ' 52 De brevitate vitae , JRS 52 , 1962 , 104 - 113 , hier : 106 .

Author: Volker Michael Strocka

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034291297

Category: Architecture, Roman

Page: 331

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Altertumswissenschaften - Trachtbestandteile - Steinarchitektur.
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The Imperial period

The Imperial period

Gellius XII 2 , 1 : de Annaeo Seneca partim existimant ut de scriptore minime utili
, cuius libros attingere nullum pretium ... The dates of the composition of Seneca's
works . ... 315—321 ) and de brevitate vitae ( cf. ... 62 ) , he wrote de otio ad
Serenum , and also the works addressed to Lucilius de providentia , the
quaestiones ...

Author: Wilhelm Sigmund Teuffel

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158004685656

Category: Latin literature

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Categories: Latin literature

A History of Roman Literature

A History of Roman Literature

Gellius XII 2 , 1 : de Annaeo Seneca partim existimant ut de scriptore minime utili
, cuius libros attingere nullum ... The dates of the composition of Seneca ' s works
. ... 315 — 321 ) and de brevitate vitae ( cf . ... 62 ) , he wrote de otio ad Serenum ,
and also the works addressed to Lucilius de providentia , the quaestiones ...

Author: Wilhelm Sigmund Teuffel

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101064069410

Category: Latin literature

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Categories: Latin literature

Rhizai

Rhizai

... where no reference is made to this major theme in De brevitate vitae or to the
philosophically sensitive commentary by Gareth Williams ( Seneca , De Otio , De
Brevitate Vitae ( Cambridge , 2003 ] ) ; or the somewhat superficial treatment of ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105213199420

Category: Philosophy

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A Classical Dictionary

A Classical Dictionary

It tione , de providentiâ , de tranquillitate animi , was a representation of the
pursuit of Python de clementia , de sapientis constantia , de otio by Apollo , and
of the victory obtained by the sapientis , de brevitate vita , de beneficiis , de god .
vita beatá , besides his naturales questiones , TIT. ... There guished by his
poetical compositions both lyric are also some tragedies ascribed to Seneca .
and tragic .

Author: John Lemprière

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89001244169

Category: Classical dictionaries

Page: 736

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Categories: Classical dictionaries

Carmina Liber IV

Carmina Liber IV

... ma plusque , che il Rubens ha corretto in un non trascurabile Paullusque ( sull
' incertezza che regna in merito all ' identificazione del personaggio senecano cfr
. Seneca . De otio . De brevitate vitae , ed . G . D . Williams , Cambridge 2003 ...

Author: Horace

Publisher: Mondadori Education

ISBN: UOM:39015080758363

Category: Poetry

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Categories: Poetry