Seneca and Pliny

  title={Seneca and Pliny},
  author={M. Griffin},
A century after Cicero’s death, another Roman senator, also a gifted orator, again demonstrated the power of philosophical writing in Latin, but in a different vein and a different style. Like Cicero Seneca regarded the moralis pars philosophiae , which traditionally included political theory, as the most important branch of philosophy, but unlike Cicero, who used a leisured periodic style suited to the balanced tone of a sceptical Academic, Seneca expounded ethics in a nervous epigrammatic… Expand
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The Princely Republic*
  • P. Stacey
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Roman Studies
  • 2014
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