☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ De Ira By Seneca ✩ – Heartforum.co.uk Timeless wisdom on controlling anger in personal life and politics from the Roman Stoic philosopher and statesman SenecaIn his essay On Anger De Ira the Roman Stoic thinker Seneca c 4 BC 65 AD argues Timeless wisdom on controlling anger in personal life and politics from the Roman Stoic philosopher and statesman SenecaIn his essay On Anger De Ira the Roman Stoic thinker Seneca c BC AD argues that anger is the most destructive passion No plague has cost the human race dear This was proved by his own life which he barely preserved under one wrathful emperor Caligula and lost under a second Nero This splendid new translation of essential selections from On Anger presented with an enlightening introduction and the original Latin on facing pages offers readers a timeless guide to avoiding and managing anger It vividly illustrates why the emotion is so dangerous and why controlling it would bring vast benefits to individuals and societyDrawing on his great arsenal of rhetoric including historical examples especially from Caligula's horrific reign anecdotes uips and soaring flights of elouence Seneca builds his case against anger with mounting intensity Like a fire and brimstone preacher he paints a grim picture of the moral perils to which anger exposes us tracing nearly all the world's evils to this one toxic source But he then uplifts us with a beatific vision of the alternate path a path of forgiveness and compassion that resonates with Christian and Buddhist ethicsSeneca's thoughts on anger have never been relevant than today when uncivil discourse has increasingly infected public debate Whether seeking personal growth or political renewal readers will find in Seneca's wisdom a valuable antidote to the ills of an angry age Paradigm Explorer.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca often known simply as Seneca ca BC – AD was a Roman Stoic philosopher statesman dramatist and in one work humorist of the Silver Age of Latin literature He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero While he was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero the last of the Julio Claudian emperors he may.
- 240 pages
- De Ira
- 11 April 2016 Seneca