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Seneca The Younger, De Beneficiis, 2.29
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1. Cicero, On The Nature of The Gods, 2.129 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2.129. Why should I describe the affection shown by animals in rearing and protecting the offspring to which they have given birth, up to the point when they are able to defend themselves? although fishes, it is said, abandon their eggs when they have laid them, since these easily float and hatch out in the water. Turtles and crocodiles are said to lay their eggs on land and bury them and then go away, leaving their young to hatch and rear themselves. Hens and other birds find a quiet place in which to lay, and build themselves nests to sit on, covering these with the softest possible bedding in order to preserve the eggs most easily; and when they have hatched out their chicks they protect them by cherishing them with their wings so that they may not be injured by cold, and by shading them against the heat of the sun. When the young birds are able to use their sprouting wings, their mothers escort them in their flights, but are released from any further tendance upon them.
2. Cicero, Republic, 3.1 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

3.1. Non. 301M Est igitur quiddam turbulentum in hominibus singulis, quod vel exultat voluptate vel molestia frangitur.
3. Lucretius Carus, On The Nature of Things, 5.222-5.234 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

4. Philo of Alexandria, On The Posterity of Cain, 47, 46 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

46. And again, the name Lamech, which means humiliation, is a name of ambiguous meaning; for we are humiliated either when the vigour of our soul is relaxed, according to the diseases and infirmities which arise from the irrational passions, or in respect of our love for virtue, when we seek to restrain ourselves from swelling selfopinions.
5. Seneca The Younger, Letters, 74.19, 74.21, 90.18 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

6. Lactantius, De Opificio Dei, 2.10 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

7. Epicurus, Letter To Menoeceus, 126



Subjects of this text:

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animals, survival/extinction of Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 155
anthropocentrism Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 155
bird/birds Schaaf, Animal Kingdom of Heaven: Anthropozoological Aspects in the Late Antique World (2019) 134
democritus Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 155
design/purpose Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 155
earth Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 155
epicurus, epicureanism, epicureans Schaaf, Animal Kingdom of Heaven: Anthropozoological Aspects in the Late Antique World (2019) 134
gods, providence Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 155
infancy/children Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 155
lactantius Schaaf, Animal Kingdom of Heaven: Anthropozoological Aspects in the Late Antique World (2019) 134
nature (personified) Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 155
rationalism Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 155
social behaviour (of animals) Schaaf, Animal Kingdom of Heaven: Anthropozoological Aspects in the Late Antique World (2019) 134
spontaneity Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 155
stoicism Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 155
teleology' Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 155