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Seneca on Cato's Politics: Epistle 14. 12–131

  • Miriam T. Griffin (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0009838800022199
  • Published online: 01 February 2009
Abstract

In the fourteenth letter to Lucilius, Seneca explains how to avoid physical danger and discomfort: the worst threats to the body come not from nature but from men in power; therefore safety lies in not giving offence. Ad philosophiam confugiendum est (11): the study of philosophy incurs neither envy nor contempt, provided that the philosopher pursues it peacefully and without ostentation.

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