Seneca the Elder

It is not death we fear, but the thought of it.If you wish to fear nothing, consider that everything is to be feared.The conditions of conquest are always easy.

), author of a Latin work on declamation, a form of rhetorical exercise.

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39 AD) was a Roman rhetorician and writer, born of a wealthy equestrian family of Cordoba, Hispania.

54 BC- ca. Seneca disapproved of the artificial cleverness, often degenerating into absurdity, of many declaimers.

This article was most recently revised and updated by It is, first, to have what is necessary; and, second, to have what is enough.It is wrong not to give a hand to the fallen.

He was father of Seneca the Younger and grandfather of Lucan.

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His mother, Helvia, was of excellent character and education.

His elder brother was Gallio, who met St. Paul the Apostle in Achaea in 52 ce, and his younger brother was the father of the poet Lucan.

What passions opposed! Lucius Annaeus Seneca , also known as Seneca the Younger, was a Hispano-Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and—in one work—satirist from the Silver Age of Latin literature.

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#Men #Swim #Concentration “Courage leads starward, fear toward death.”-- Seneca the Elder “Courage is a scorner of things which inspire fear.”-- Seneca the Elder .


Translation from Norman T. Pratt "Seneca's Drama", p. 140, 1983.

Translation from Norman T. Pratt "Seneca's Drama", p. 140, 1983.

Seneca the Elder Marcus Annaeus Seneca (54 BC – c. AD 39), often known as Seneca the Rhetorician or Seneca the Elder, was a Roman authority on the history and techniques of oratory.

-- Seneca the Elder . His mother, Helvia, was of excellent character and education.

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If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.Know this, that he that is a friend to himself, is a friend to all men.What you think about yourself is much more important than what others think of you.Add each day something to fortify you against poverty and death.True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing.No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.Let us be brave in the face of adversity.Failure changes for the better, success for the worse."Controversiae".

This right is common to the whole human race.We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today?