By Thomas G. Rosenmeyer
With few exceptions, the scholars who've involved themselves with this question have sought for their enlightenment in Stoic psychology and Stoic ethics. during this publication, Thomas G. Rosenmeyer proposes as an alternative to examine the Stoic technology of nature, of the area and humans on this planet, as a extra believable grounding for the adaptation among Senecan drama and its Greek predecessors. within the strategy of taking a look at what the Stoics, in particular the early Stoics, needed to say concerning the forces settling on traditional phenomena, the writer uncovers a deeply pessimistic pressure in Stoic cosmology, and an curiosity in physicality and environmental rigidity, that he unearths replicated within the theater, not just of Seneca, but in addition of the later ecu culture indebted to him.
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