Seneca

SenecaIn existographies, Seneca the younger (4BC-65AD) (IQ:165|#460) (Cattell 1000:189) (FA:27) (CR:39), aka "Lucius Annaeus Seneca", generally known as “Seneca”, not to be confused with his father “Seneca the elder” (54BC-39AD) (Ѻ), was a Roman stoic philosopher, moralist, statesman, and dramatist, oft-cited in the silent historians problem, noted for []

Overview
Seneca wrote in several areas, including morals, philosophical treatises, meteors, earthquakes, river origins, and on disputes between Epicureans and Stoics. [1]

Quotes | On
The following are quotes on Seneca:

“Certainly he has sailed, not like Palinurus, but rather like Ulysses, or even better like Plato. This man, who is named Raphael — his family name is Hythloday— has no mean knowledge of the Latin language but is especially proficient in Greek; he has devoted himself to Greek more than to Latin because he has totally committed himself to philosophy and he knew that in that field there is nothing of any importance in Latin except some works of Seneca and Cicero. Out of a desire to see the world he left to his brothers his heritage in his homeland (he is from Portugal).”
Thomas More (1516), Utopia (pgs. 11-12) [2]

“There has been a considerable number of those whom history calls ‘atheists’. Leucippus, Democritus, Xenophanes, and others of the Atomistic and Eleatic schools (Ѻ), are said to have been such. In his Intellectual System, Cudworth puts into this category Seneca and the younger Pliny among the Romans. Since the reformation, such men as: Rabelais, Machiavel, Bruno, Vanini, D'Alembert, Diderot, Buffon, Condorcet, Mirabeau, La Place, Frederic II, and even Pope Leo X, have been charged with atheism.”
— Willis Lord (1875), Christian Theology for the People (pg. 67)

Quotes | By
The following are noted quotes:
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“The seeds together in this world of ours, must be confessed in other realms there are still other worlds, still other breeds of men, and other generations of the wild.”
— Seneca the Younger (50 ACM), Medea (318); cited by Giordano Bruno (1584) in On the Infinite, the Universe, and the Worlds (pg. 205)

“The afterlife is a very pleasant thing they promise us, but do not prove.”
— Seneca (c.50AD), Letters to Lucilius (pg. 102); cited by Jean Meslier (1729) in The Testament (pg. 570) [1]

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”
— Seneca (c.50AD), attributed; paraphrase of Lucretius; rephrased by Edward Gibbon (Ѻ)

Fate leads the willing and drags the unwilling.”
— Seneca (c.55BC), Epistulae (107.11) (Ѻ); after Cleanthes (c.250BC); cited by Baron d’Holbach (1770) in The System of Nature (pg. 102)

Death is a punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.”
— Seneca (c.55AD) (Ѻ); compare Heinrich Heine (c.1835) on death

“We all have the same birth, the same origin; there is no one who is nobler than another if it is not he who has a better mind and is more capable of virtue and liberal science. Nature bore us all parents allies when it generated us from the same nature and to the same end.”
— Seneca (55AD), Publication; cited by Jean Meslier (1727) in The Testament (pg. 274)

References
1. Seneca. (c.55AD). Seneca’s Morals: by Way of Abstract – to Which is Added a Discourse, Under the Title of an After-Thought (translator: Roger L’Estrange) (wrote in, pg. vi). Hurst, 1803.
2. Birzer, Brad. (2017). “The Genius of Sir Thomas More” (Ѻ), Jun 22.
3. Meslier, Jean. (1729). Testament: Memoir of the Thoughts and Sentiments of Jean Meslier (translator: Michael Shreve; preface: Michel Onfray) (pg. 570). Prometheus Books.

External links
Seneca the Younger – Wikipedia.

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