Natural Questions by Seneca
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman, and adviser to the emperor Nero, all during the Silver Age of Latin literature. The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a fresh and compelling series of new English-language translations of his works in eight accessible volumes. Edited by world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this engaging collection restores Seneca—whose works have been highly praised by modern authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson—to his rightful place among the classical writers most widely studied in the humanities.
Written near the end of Seneca’s life, Natural Questions is a work in which Seneca expounds and comments on the natural sciences of his day—rivers and earthquakes, wind and snow, meteors and comets—offering us a valuable look at the ancient scientific mind at work. The modern reader will find fascinating insights into ancient philosophical and scientific approaches to the physical world, and also vivid evocations of the grandeur, beauty, and terror of nature.
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Seneca the Younger
A compilation by forum member M. Porcius Cato. Leading statesmen of the Roman Republic. The origins and early history of Rome are very uncertain. While there are quite specific accounts of Rome's origins and early history, these tend to be of a more mythological nature, and do not stand up as objective history when subjected to modern analysis. Valerius Publicola cos.
What was the first cause of our existence? What is real? What is the purpose of our lives? Questions like these have become the basis of the study known as philosophy. While these questions were addressed in ancient times through religion, the process of logically and methodically thinking through life's big questions did not begin until about the 7th century BCE. As different groups of philosophers worked together, they developed "schools" or approaches to philosophy.
This article provides a short overview of the main leaders of Stoic philosophy. If you are new to Stoicism , we invite you to sign up for our free 7-day course , which offers an introduction, Stoic exercises, interviews, a free book chapter from the cult Stoic bestseller The Obstacle is the Way and much more! The ancient Stoic philosophers came from almost every imaginable background. One was a slave, another was emperor. One was a water carrier, another a famous playwright.
The Politics of Cicero (video lecture)
Seneca the Younger c. In AD 41, Seneca was exiled to the island of Corsica by the emperor Claudius , but was allowed to return in 49 to become a tutor to Nero. When Nero became emperor in 54, Seneca became his advisor and, together with the praetorian prefect Sextus Afranius Burrus , provided competent government for the first five years of Nero's reign. Seneca's influence over Nero declined with time, and in 65 Seneca was forced to take his own life for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, in which he was likely to have been innocent. As a writer Seneca is known for his philosophical works, and for his plays, which are all tragedies. His prose works include a dozen essays and one hundred twenty-four letters dealing with moral issues.
Many, if not most of modern day historians believe that Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was Rome's last great pagan philosopher. He ruled from to AD CE. Martyr was Justin Martyr's last name. He was not a philosopher but one of the early Church Fathers. The philosophy in question is stoicism. This was one of the two schools of Greek philosophy which became popular in Rome. The other one was Epicureanism.
This is a list of Stoic philosophers, ordered roughly by date. The criteria for inclusion in this list are fairly mild. See also Category:Stoic philosophers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Athenodorus of Soli fl.