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By Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) was once a Roman Stoic thinker, dramatist, statesman, and adviser to the emperor Nero, all throughout the Silver Age of Latin literature. the full Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a clean and compelling sequence of latest English-language translations of his works in 8 available volumes. Edited via world-renowned classicists Elizabeth Asmis, Shadi Bartsch, and Martha C. Nussbaum, this enticing assortment restores Seneca—whose works were hugely praised through smooth authors from Desiderius Erasmus to Ralph Waldo Emerson—to his rightful position one of the classical writers most generally studied within the humanities.

Anger, Mercy, Revenge comprises 3 key writings: the ethical essays On Anger and On Clemency—which have been penned as recommendation for the then younger emperor, Nero—and the Apocolocyntosis, an excellent satire lampooning the tip of the reign of Claudius. buddy and show, in addition to thinker, Seneca welcomed the age of Nero in tones alternately severe, poetic, and comic—making Anger, Mercy, Revenge a piece simply as complex, astute, and bold as its author.

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Why are you afraid that a proper sense of devotion won’t goad him sufficiently, even without anger? ”—that is, the things we see happen to women whenever the slight hint of danger strikes them. (2) A good man will follow up his obligations undisturbed and undeterred, and in doing the things worthy of a good man he will do nothing unworthy of a man. If my father is being killed, I will defend him; if he has been killed, I will see the matter to a proper conclusion—because I know that’s right, not because I feel a grievance.

Esp. 21), which are offered in a sober, non-satirical mode and—because they mostly stress what should not be done as a matter of principle—can reasonably be taken to show what was often done as a matter of fact. Children of the elite from an early age had their parents’ wealth spread out before them, had their slightest disappointments anxiously assuaged, and had exceptional power over others (they might, for example, have a slave beaten on a whim). 25 No wonder such people needed help in calibrating their judgment of what constituted a slight.

Then, in the balance of the book, Seneca offers advice on ways to avoid anger (we will consider the nature of the advice below). 1). But matters are not so straightforward. 10–38). 2). 39–40), that our attention is reclaimed by cure, properly so-called, now aided by the detachment that is possible when the sufferer is not oneself. 4), there really should be no cure, beyond the slender hope of grabbing some random outcropping just as you go over the chasm’s rim. If prevention, then, is vastly the more important goal of Seneca’s “therapy,” we should consider the main lines of the advice he gives and, in particular, the way that advice responds to the critical elements of anger’s syllogism: A: Seeking what is good for me is appropriate.

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