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Seneca The Younger, Letters, 88.7


nanDo you raise the question, "Through what regions did Ulysses stray?" instead of trying to prevent ourselves from going astray at all times? We have no leisure to hear lectures on the question whether he was sea-tost between Italy and Sicily, or outside our known world (indeed, so long a wandering could not possibly have taken place within its narrow bounds); we ourselves encounter storms of the spirit, which toss us daily, and our depravity drives us into all the ills which troubled Ulysses. For us there is never lacking the beauty to tempt our eyes, or the enemy to assail us; on this side are savage monsters that delight in human blood, on that side the treacherous allurements of the ear, and yonder is shipwreck and all the varied category of misfortunes. Show me rather, by the example of Ulysses, how I am to love my country, my wife, my father, and how, even after suffering shipwreck, I am to sail toward these ends, honourable as they are.


nanDo you raise the question, "Through what regions did Ulysses stray?" instead of trying to prevent ourselves from going astray at all times? We have no leisure to hear lectures on the question whether he was sea-tost between Italy and Sicily, or outside our known world (indeed, so long a wandering could not possibly have taken place within its narrow bounds); we ourselves encounter storms of the spirit, which toss us daily, and our depravity drives us into all the ills which troubled Ulysses. For us there is never lacking the beauty to tempt our eyes, or the enemy to assail us; on this side are savage monsters that delight in human blood, on that side the treacherous allurements of the ear, and yonder is shipwreck and all the varied category of misfortunes.[7] Show me rather, by the example of Ulysses, how I am to love my country, my wife, my father, and how, even after suffering shipwreck, I am to sail toward these ends, honourable as they are.


nanWisdom is that which the Greeks call σοφία. The Romans also were wont to use this word in the sense in which they now use "philosophy" also. This will be proved to your satisfaction by our old national plays, as well as by the epitaph that is carved on the tomb of Dossennus:[9] Pause, stranger, and read the wisdom of Dossennus.


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

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1. Seneca The Younger, On Anger, 1.1.2, 1.12, 2.1.3-2.1.4, 2.2.2, 2.3.5 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2. Seneca The Younger, Letters, 83.26, 99.17, 108.9-108.12, 121.4 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3. Seneca The Younger, Medea, 395, 45, 385 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

4. Seneca The Younger, Oedipus, 626 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

5. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 7.180 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

7.180. So renowned was he for dialectic that most people thought, if the gods took to dialectic, they would adopt no other system than that of Chrysippus. He had abundance of matter, but in style he was not successful. In industry he surpassed every one, as the list of his writings shows; for there are more than 705 of them. He increased their number by arguing repeatedly on the same subject, setting down anything that occurred to him, making many corrections and citing numerous authorities. So much so that in one of his treatises he copied out nearly the whole of Euripides' Medea, and some one who had taken up the volume, being asked what he was reading, replied, The Medea of Chrysippus.


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aristotle, later aristotelians Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
aristotle, on brutishness Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
becker, lawrence Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
brutishness Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
chrysippus, eur. medea Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 9
chrysippus Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 9
cicero, emotions Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 9
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cicero Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 9
dido Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 9
drunkenness, and brutishness Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
emotions, as contumacious Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
emotions, examples of Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
emotions, moderation in (metriopatheia) Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
emotions, modern theories Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
epictetus Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 9
eupatheiai, classified by species Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
euripides, medea Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 9
inwood, brad Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
metriopatheia (moderation in emotion) Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
movements, three movements in seneca Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
panaetius Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 9
peripatetics Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
plato, on brutishness Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
reaching (orexis) Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
selection Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
seneca, and aristotle Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
seneca, three movements, Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
stoicism, fate Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 9
suicide, and virgil' Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 9
theophrastus Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243
turnus Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 9
tyrants Graver, Stoicism and Emotion (2007) 243