Seneca composed the Consolations while in exile on Corsica during 40-44 AD and used each opportunity to show off in writing his trendy Stoic ideas about life and the universe.
Seneca composed the Consolations while in exile on Corsica during 40-44 AD and used each opportunity to show off in writing his trendy Stoic ideas about life and the universe. His three letters of condolences De Consolatione ad Marciam, De Consolatione ad Polybium and De Consolatione ad Helviam caused a sensation in Rome when they were circulated and before long the disgraced aristocrat was recalled from banishment and given the plum appointment of tutor to the young future emperor Nero. In each work Seneca employs many of the rhetorical devices common to the consolatio tradition while incorporating his unique philosophy. His seemingly positive outlook on his own exile follows the Stoic principle that one should not be upset by uncontrollable events.
95 A.D. ) , Quintilian classifies them as poetry , orations , epistles , and philosophical treatises ( Inst . 10.1.129 ) . ... under Tiberius ) has been proposed by Jane Bellemore , ' The Dating of Seneca's Ad Marciam De Consolatione ' ...
Author: Atze J. Keulen
Category: Literary Criticism
New extensive philological commentary on Seneca’s play Troades. Meaning, history and usage of Seneca’s vocabulary are thoroughly discussed. The commentary addresses composition and word order, and discusses textual, metrical and grammatical difficulties. With extensive bibliography and three indices.
hovers at the edges of Seneca's writing , pressing him to make ever more precise and vivid what the individual stands ... The chapter's argument unfolds through analyses of the Consolatio ad Marciam and several of the Epistulae Morales ...
Author: Carey Seal
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Roman philosopher Seneca addressed himself to the question of how we ought to live in letters and treatises that have engaged the attention of readers from his own day to the present. A committed, if critical and eccentric, adherent of Stoicism, he gives us a set of reflections on the good life that are rich both in philosophical subtlety and in vivid engagement with day-to-day life in ancient Rome. Philosophy and Community in Seneca's Prose proposes a new understanding of the relationship between these two facets of Seneca's achievement, examining how he balances the Socratic imperative to subject one's life to rational scrutiny, on the one hand, with the claims of Roman moral tradition on the other. Carey Seal argues that we should think of Seneca neither as a spokesman for Stoicism who seizes opportunistically upon the data of Roman social life to make his case, nor as an expositor of the inherited values of the Roman elite in the language of Stoic philosophy. Rather, Seneca should be understood as someone intensely interested in the question of philosophy's social entanglements and presuppositions. Seneca's use of Roman politics and of the institution of slavery in elaborating his ideal of a life guided by reason is carefully examined in the book.
Author: Dansk Selskab for Oldtids- og MiPublish On: 2003-11-10
CONSOLATIO AD MARCIAM 1-6 BY JO - ANN SHELTON Seneca's Consolatio ad Marciam is a representative of Classical consolatory writing . Consolatory material can be found in Greek literature and philosophy as far back as Homer , but the ...
Author: Dansk Selskab for Oldtids- og Mi
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
William Hansen: The theft of the thunderweapon. A Greek myth in its international context Anders Holm Rasmussen: Thucydides on Pericles (Thuc. 2.65) Christian Gorm Tortzen: The Codices Theophrastei Haunienses Lawrence Okamura: Plotinus in Syria and Mesopotamia Asger Ousager: Plotinus on motion and personal identity in time and space Francis Xavier Ryan: The quaestorship of Norbanus Francis Xavier Ryan: L. Novius Niger Jo-Ann Shelton: Persuasion and paradigm in Seneca's Consolatio ad Marciam 1-6 Martin Helzle: Die Redeweise der Hauptpersonen in Silius Italicus' Punica Jon A.P. Gissel: The Philotas affair in Curtius' account of Alexander (vi.7-11). A rhetorical analysis Neil Adkin: Cyprian's De habitu virginum and Jerome's Libellus de virginitate servanda (epist. 22) Telfryn Pritchard: The Collatio Alexandri et Dindimi. A revised text Maura K. Lafferty: Nature and an unnatural man. Lucan's influence on Walter of Châtillon's concept of nature Arthur Keaveney: Remarks on J.L. Vives. Declamationes Sullanae I and II
It resembles the Ad Marciam in being a consolation on death, and it is also like the Ad Helviam in being concerned with Seneca's exile, though Seneca now contradicts his previous self-portrait ofone content to live on Corsica.
Author: James Ker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Beginning in antiquity and extending to the present day, audiences have felt compelled to revisit and retell Seneca's death scene. The Deaths of Seneca analyzes the function of Seneca's death by looking at three main types of representation: the ancient historical narratives, Seneca's own works, and the post-classical retellings.
19 19 de Consolatione ad Marciam subtly, without explicit doctrinal exposition.14 The ad Marciam and the ad Helviam are, after all, functional pieces of therapeutic writing whose primary goal is to comfort. They present Seneca as a wise ...
Author: Liz Gloyn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book is the first extensive study of the role of the family in the work of Seneca. It offers a new way of reading philosophy that combines philosophical analysis with social, cultural and historical factors to bring out the ways in which Stoicism presents itself as in tune with the universe. The family serves a central role in an individual's moral development - both the family as conventionally understood, and the wider conceptual family which Stoicism constructs. Innovative readings of Seneca's work bring out the importance of the family to his thought and how it interacts with other Stoic doctrines. We learn how to be virtuous from observing and imitating our family, who can be biological relatives or people we choose as our intellectual ancestors. The Ethics of the Family in Seneca will be of particular interest to researchers in Roman Stoicism, imperial culture and the history of the family.
Author: John Howell David ScourfieldPublish On: 1993
... the view that Cicero followed Crantor exclusively or even principally is challenged by his own comment at ad Att . 12. 14. ... in this period we must turn to the younger Seneca.93 In the Ad Marciam and the Ad 88 Plin . nat . pref .
Author: John Howell David Scourfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
How did early Christians give comfort to the bereaved? This examination of one of the most important early Christian letters of consolation shows how Christian consolers adopted many of the approaches used by their pagan predecessors. The book includes both a text and translation of the letter.
Jula Wildberger, Marcia L. Colish. Cooper, John M. 2004. ... Seneca's Ad Marciam: Tradition and Originality. Athens: G. S. Christou and Son. Hadot, Ilsetraut. 1969. Seneca und die griechisch-römische Tradition der Seelenleitung.
Author: Jula Wildberger
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Addressing classicists, philosophers, students, and general readers alike, this volume emphasizes the unity of Seneca's work and his originality as a translator of Stoic ideas in the literary forms of imperial Rome. It features a vitalizing diversity of contributors from different generations, disciplines, and research cultures. Several prominent Seneca scholars publishing in other languages are for the first time made accessible to anglophone readers.
... S ( eneca ) ad Marciam per supra ad Marciam , ma dipende da Mega nell'identificazioni dei tre passi di Seneca : Ep ... Notoriamente nei codici la ' Consolatio ad Polybium ' è mutila dell'inizio ed è fusa col ' De brevitate vitae ad ...
Author: Paul Gerhard Schmidt
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Latin literature, Medieval and modern
Der Band vereint mehr als 60 Beiträge, in denen der große internationale Freundes-, Kollegen- und Schülerkreis des Freiburger Mittellateiners überraschende Neufunde präsentiert, zentrale literarische Werke neu beleuchtet und methodisch innovativ Zugang zu Texten der klassischen, mittelalterlichen und neuzeitlichen Latinität erschließt. Entsprechend den weitgespannten Arbeitsgebieten des Geehrten finden sich darunter Studien zu Paläographie, Kodikologie, Bibliotheksgeschichte, Theologie, den Artes liberales, der Visionsliteratur, der Geschichte und zur Interdependenz der Volkssprachen mit dem Lateinischen.
Seneca's opinion that exemplary figures are rhetorically more effective than abstract precepts is characteristically Roman.14 At the beginning of Ad Marciam, Seneca offers contrasting sketches of Octavia's immoderate grief and Livia's ...
Author: Shadi Bartsch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Collections
The Roman statesman, philosopher and playwright Lucius Annaeus Seneca dramatically influenced the progression of Western thought. His works have had an unparalleled impact on the development of ethical theory, shaping a code of behavior for dealing with tyranny in his own age that endures today. This Companion thoroughly examines the complete Senecan corpus, with special emphasis on the aspects of his writings that have challenged interpretation. The authors place Seneca in the context of the ancient world and trace his impressive legacy in literature, art, religion, and politics from Neronian Rome to the early modern period. Through critical discussion of the recent proliferation of Senecan studies, this volume compellingly illustrates how the perception of Seneca and his particular type of Stoicism has evolved over time. It provides a comprehensive overview that will benefit students and scholars in classics, comparative literature, history, philosophy and political theory, as well as general readers.
What are the existential implications for Seneca of this conception of limited divine providence? ... life through personal recurrence plays no role whatsoever in Seneca's consolatory treatises (Ad Marciam, Ad Polybium, and Ad Helviam).
Author: Joey Dodson
In the light of the vast amount of recent research offering new perspectives on both Paul and Seneca, Paul and Seneca in Dialogue assembles an international group of scholars to compare the philosophical and theological strands in Paul and Seneca’s writings, placing them in dialogue with one another.
Seneca's Use of Aeneid 4.653 at Epistulae Morales 12.9'. K. Volk and G. D. Williams (eds.) Seeing Seneca Whole. Perspectives on Philosophy, Poetry and Politics, 103–22. Leiden; Boston: Brill. Manning, C. E. 1981. On Seneca's Ad Marciam.
Author: Myrto Garani
This volume is the first systematic study of Seneca’s interaction with earlier literature of a variety of genres and traditions. It examines this interaction and engagement in his prose works, offering interpretative readings that are at once groundbreaking and stimulating to further study. Focusing on the Dialogues, the Naturales quaestiones, and the Moral Epistles, the volume includes multi- perspectival studies of Seneca’s interaction with all the great Latin epics (Lucretius, Vergil and Ovid), and discussions of how Seneca’s philosophical thought is informed by Hellenistic doxography, forensic rhetoric and declamation, the Homeric tradition, Euripidean tragedy and Greco-Roman mythology. The studies analyzes the philosophy behind Seneca’s incorporating exact quotations from earlier tradition (including his criteria of selectivity) and Seneca’s interaction with ideas, trends and techniques from different sources, in order to elucidate his philosophical ideas and underscore his original contribution to the discussion of established philosophical traditions. They also provide a fresh interpretation of moral issues with particular application to the Roman worldview as fashioned by the mos maiorum. The volume, finally, features detailed discussion of the ways in which Seneca, the author of philosophical prose, puts forward his stance towards poetics and figures himself as a poet. Intertextuality in Seneca’s Philosophical Writings will be of interest not only to those working on Seneca’s philosophical works, but also to anyone working on Latin literature and intertextuality in the ancient world.