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Seneca The Younger, Letters, 24.26


nanOthers also are moved by a satiety of doing and seeing the same things, and not so much by a hatred of life as because they are cloyed with it. We slip into this condition, while philosophy itself pushes us on, and we say: "How long must I endure the same things? Shall I continue to wake and sleep, be hungry and be cloyed, shiver and perspire? There is an end to nothing; all things are connected in a sort of circle; they flee and they are pursued. Night is close at the heels of day, day at the heels of night; summer ends in autumn, winter rushes after autumn, and winter softens into spring; all nature in this way passes, only to return. I do nothing new; I see nothing new; sooner or later one sickens of this, also." There are many who think that living is not painful, but superfluous. Farewell.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Lucretius Carus, On The Nature of Things, 3.1053-3.1075 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2. Seneca The Younger, Letters, 24.16, 95.37, 110.12, 123.2 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

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awakening Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175, 185
belief and faith Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185
cataleptic Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185
cognitive aspect Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175, 185
conversion, philosophical Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175, 185
conversion, psychological aspects Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175
disciple Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175
disposition Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175, 185
evil Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185
exhortation, paraenesis Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185
falsehood Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185
fastidium, and monotony Kaster, Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome (2005) 200
fastidium, and natural appetite Kaster, Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome (2005) 200
habit Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185
hesitation Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185
impression Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185
irrational Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175
mind Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185
monotony, and fastidium Kaster, Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome (2005) 200
natural appetite, deviation from' Kaster, Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome (2005) 200
nature, according to Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185
neoplatonist Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175
non-sages (non-philosophers) Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175
passions Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175
philosophy, philosophical Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185
protreptic Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185
psychic Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175, 185
rational Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175
self-improvement Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185
senses Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185
sextius, quintus Kaster, Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome (2005) 200
soul Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175, 185
strength Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175
truth Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185
vice Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175
virtue Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175, 185
way of life Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175, 185
weak Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185
wine Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 175
wisdom Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 185