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Seneca The Younger, Letters, 71.26


nanWhat element of evil is there in torture and in the other things which we call hardships? It seems to me that there is this evil, – that the mind sags, and bends, and collapses. But none of these things can happen to the sage; he stands erect under any load. Nothing can subdue him; nothing that must be endured annoys him. For he does not complain that he has been struck by that which can strike any man. He knows his own strength; he knows that he was born to carry burdens.


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

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1. Plato, Phaedo, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

67e. in a state of death as he could, should then be disturbed when death came to him. Would it not be absurd? of course. In fact, then, Simmias, said he, the true philosophers practice dying, and death is less terrible to them than to any other men. Consider it in this way. Phaedo. They are in every way hostile to the body and they desire to have the soul apart by itself alone. Would it not be very foolish if they should be frightened and troubled when this very thing happens, and if they should not be glad to go to the place where there is hope of attaining
2. Epictetus, Discourses, 2.1.39, 4.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3. New Testament, 1 Corinthians, 11.1 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

11.1. Be imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.
4. New Testament, 2 Corinthians, 4.7-4.12 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

5. New Testament, Philippians, 3.17 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3.17. Brothers, be imitators together of me, and note those who walk this way, even as you have us for an example.
6. New Testament, Romans, 5.3-5.4, 8.10-8.11 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

5.3. Not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering works perseverance; 5.4. and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope: 8.10. If Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is alive because of righteousness. 8.11. But if the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
7. Seneca The Younger, Letters, 4.1-4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 9.8-9.9, 9.12-9.14, 9.16-9.17, 59.14-59.17, 70.4-70.6, 71.27-71.28, 73.13-73.15, 83.27 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

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cicero Jeong, Pauline Baptism among the Mysteries: Ritual Messages and the Promise of Initiation (2023) 277; Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 372
death Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 372
epictetus Jeong, Pauline Baptism among the Mysteries: Ritual Messages and the Promise of Initiation (2023) 277; Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 372
ethics, of stoicism Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 372
honourableness Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 372
identity Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 372
normative self or identity Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 372
officium, oikeiosis Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 372
origen Jeong, Pauline Baptism among the Mysteries: Ritual Messages and the Promise of Initiation (2023) 277
philosophy/philosophical Jeong, Pauline Baptism among the Mysteries: Ritual Messages and the Promise of Initiation (2023) 277
progress, moral Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 372
reason Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 372
religious virtuosity Jeong, Pauline Baptism among the Mysteries: Ritual Messages and the Promise of Initiation (2023) 277
resurrection Jeong, Pauline Baptism among the Mysteries: Ritual Messages and the Promise of Initiation (2023) 277
self-concern Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 372
seneca Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 372
telos, temporality Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 372
wise man' Long, From Epicurus to Epictetus Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy (2006) 372