Seneca: The Life of a Stoic

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Revue des etudes anciennes, LXVI ( 1964), p. 446. , , C H RONO LO G Y I . STOICISM: FROM G REE CE TO THE ROMAN EMPIRE (All dates are round 1400 592-522 round 504 490-480 B. C. E. Seneca was once born round 1 C. E. ) Hercules's (obviously mythical) lifetime. The Stoics desired to think in his life and make him the 1st in their sages. An oriental potentate, Cambyses, King of the Persians, attempts to overcome Africa. For Seneca, he typifies the insane conqueror. Heraclitus of Ephesus founds the "materialist" physics of a universe in a perpetual country of transformation, with Fire-Reason as its clever arti­ san. The Stoics have been Heracliteans during this experience. extra madmen, the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes, attempt to triumph over Greece. 458 In Agamemnon, Aeschylus makes Zeus the sovereign deity and the grasp of justice. 399 Socrates beverages the hemlock. The Stoics owed a lot to his considering. 348 dying of Plato; philosophy had turn into a rigorous procedure. 334-323 Alexander the Great's conquests. within the subsequent 3 centuries, Greek tradition might expand from Samarkand to Rome and Morocco, the place Juba of Mauretania was once either Berber king and Greek historian. Stoicism was once the production of the Hellenistic interval, working from the loss of life ofAlexander the good (323) to the ever-greater conquests of Rome (197-30). This used to be not "classical" Greek civilization, however it was once the other of a interval of decadence. Hellenistic civilization (formerly known as "Alexandrian") was once the "universal" civilization of the time, akin to the French eighteenth century in its refinement. The Venus ofMelos and the Victory ofSamothrace are from this era. 322 dying of Aristotle. The Stoics subtle their very own doctrines because of him, and towards him. 312 Zeno o f Kition i n Cyprus, the founder o f Stoicism, arrives i n Athens.

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