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Seneca The Younger, Letters, 42.4


nanThese men simply lack the means whereby they may unfold their wickedness. Similarly, one can handle even a poisonous snake while it is stiff with cold; the poison is not lacking; it is merely numbed into inaction. In the case of many men, their cruelty, ambition, and indulgence only lack the favour of Fortune to make them dare crimes that would match the worst. That their wishes are the same you will in a moment discover, in this way: give them the power equal to their wishes.


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

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1. Seneca The Younger, On Anger, 2.21.1-2.21.3, 2.25.4 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2. Seneca The Younger, Letters, 42.1, 71.15 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)



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(prokoptōn) vii Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 350
agency / agent, human Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 350
anger Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172
appearances (kataleptic) Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 350
avaritia Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172
bad (evil) Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 350
banquets Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172
cato, m. porcius (of utica, the younger) Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172
cruelty Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172
cupiditas Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172
education (paideia) Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 350
fighting (of vices and virtue) Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172
foolishness (aphrosunē) / fool (phaulos, mōros) / ignorance (agnoia) Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 350
gluttony Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172
good (moral) Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 350
greediness Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172
idleness Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172
impotentia Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172
lust vii Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172
nature Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172
nero claudius caesar augustus germanicus Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172
orthodoxy Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 350
perfect (teleios) / perfection (teleiōsis) Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 350
pleasure Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172
plutarch Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 350
sage (wise person) Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 350
seneca Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 350
stoicism / stoic / stoa, neostoicism (greco-roman) Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 350
stoicism / stoic / stoa Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 350
training (askēsis) Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 350
vedius pollio, publius Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172
virtue / moral virtue (aretē)' Lee, Moral Transformation in Greco-Roman Philosophy of Mind: Mapping the Moral Milieu of the Apostle Paul and His Diaspora Jewish Contemporaries (2020) 350
weakening Romana Berno, Roman Luxuria: A Literary and Cultural History (2023) 172