Dialogues and Letters (20 page)

dedication of public
77
,
83

burial
27
,
28
,
52
,
83

burning alive
87
,
88

Burrus, Sextus Afranius
viii

Caepio, Fannius
63

Caesar, Gaius
see
Caesar
,
Gaius Julius
;
Gaius
,
Emperor

Caesar, Gaius Julius
13–14
,
50

Caligula
see
Gaius
,
Emperor

calm, inner
see
tranquillity

Campania
35

Cantabrians
11

Canus, Julius
52–4

captives
46
,
87
,
88
,
90

Carneades
76

Carthage
18
,
19
,
75

Cato, Marcus Porcius (the Censor)
56

Cato Uticensis, Marcus Porcius
13
,
20
,
42
,
56
,
58
; death
55
,
88
,
98

Caudex, Appius Claudius
74

Cerberus
91

chains, captives'
46

change
8–9
,
11
,
52
; of place, in exile
xxii
,
7–14
,
19

Charybdis
xx
,
95

children, fear of masks
88

Chrysippus
31

Cicero, Marcus Tullius
x
,
xi
,
xviii
,
xix
,
48
,
55
,
63–4

Cincinnatus, Lucius Quintius
80

Circus
45
,
74–5

cities, immigrants in
7–8

Claudius, Emperor
x

Claudius Caudex, Appius
74

Cleanthes
31

clientage
50–51
,
61
,
71
,
76

clothing
16
,
22–3
,
44

Codex Ambrosianus
x
,
xi

codicariae
(boats)
74

codices
, Law Tables termed
74

collecting works of art
71

colloquialisms, Seneca's
xi

colonies
9
,
10
,
11

common sense, Seneca's
xv
,
xvi
,
xxi–xxii

Consolation to Helvia
xxi–xxii
,
3–28
; on change of place
xxii
,
7–14
,
19
; on disgrace
xxii
,
7
,
19–20
;
exempla
13–16
,
19–20
,
23
; on family as consolation
xxii
,
25–8
; on loss of son's
presence
20–28
; on poverty
xxii
,
7
,
14–19
; on Seneca's feelings in exile
xxii
,
5–20

consul, Seneca as suffect
viii

Corduba
vii

corn supply
80–81
,
82

Corneille, Pierre
xvi

Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi
23

Cornelius Severus
96

Corsica
viii
,
xxii
,
8
,
10–11
,
12

cosmetics
22

cosmology
xiii
,
xiv
,
8–9
,
28
,
82
,
102
,
107
,
112

Cossura (Pantelleria)
8

Cotta, Gaius Aurelius
23

courage: women's
23
,
27
,
28
;
see also
fortitude

creation
107

Croesus, king of Lydia
50

crowd, mixing with
56

Curius Dentatus, Manius
15
,
40
,
74

Cynics
xv
,
76

Dacians
109

dancing
56–7

Danube
109

darkness, mental
xx
,
18
,
101–2

De Vita Beata
ix
,
x

death: afterlife
82
; equanimity at
47
,
48–9
; facing up to violent
87
,
88
,
89–90
; fame after
98
; fear of
19
,
67
,
71
,
90
,
91–2
,
108
; gradual process
91
; in harness
83
; Helvia's relatives'
4–5
; learning how to die
66
,
77
,
82
; regrets on misuse of time
70–71
; wish for
91
,
92

Demetrius (Pompey's freedman)
43

Democritus
xxi
,
33
,
51
,
76
,
97

Dentatus, Manius Curius
15
,
40
,
74

desires
34
,
47
,
60
,
65
,
82
,
108
;

sexual
19
,
44
,
65

dialogue structure
x
,
xi
,
xxi

dialogues and other treatises
x
,
xi
,
xxi
and see
individual entries for Consolation to Helvia
;
On the Shortness of Life
;
On Tranquillity of Mind
;
De Vita Beata

Diderot, Denis
xviii

Dio Cassius
viii

Diogenes
43

Diomedes
10

disappointments
51–2

disasters, natural
112–13

disgrace
44
,
49
: in exile
xxii
,
7
,
19–20

display: false friendship motivated by
66
;
see also
ostentation

diversions
24
,
35
,
56–8

drinking
56
,
58
,
60
,
65

Drusus, Livius
64

Duilius, Gaius
74

earthly things, insignificance of
6
,
11
,
12
,
17
,
47
,
77
,
108–9

earthquakes
xxii–xxiii
,
112–13

eavesdropping
51

eclecticism, Seneca's
xiii–xv

education: learning how to live and die
65–6
,
77
,
82
; in rhetoric
88
; Seneca's
vii
,
xiii
; teaching as public service
36
; women's
24

Egnatius Rufus, Marcus
63

Egypt
27–8
,
109

elections
80

elephants
74–5

empire, Roman
38
,
63
,
109

emulation, literary
xx
,
96

encroachment on one's time by others
41
,
60–61
,
62
,
66
,
67
,
68
,
82

endurance, heroic
xix
,
87–9

England
xix

envy
46–7

Ephorus
41

Epictetus
xiii

Epicurus and Epicureanism
xii
,
xv
,
76
,
90–91
,
98

epidemic disease
41–2

epigrams, Seneca's
x
,
xi

Epistulae Morales see
letters (
Epistulae Morales
)

Erasmus, Desiderius
xviii

essentials, identification of
xx
,
88
,
89–90
,
102–3

ethics, Seneca's
xiv–xvi

Ethiopia
109

Etna, Mount
95–6
,
97

Etruscans
9

euthymia
(Greek, ‘tranquillity')
33

Evander
10

exempla
xi
; courageous women
23
; fame and virtue
97–8
; fortitude in adversity
xxi
,
19–20
,
49–50
,
55–6
,
87–9
; longing for retirement
62–5
; preoccupation
80
; stock
88

exercise, physical
57–8

exile
3–28
,
87–8
,
90
; change of place
xxii
,
7–14
,
19
; circumstances of Seneca's
viii
,
xxi–xxii
,
8
,
21
,
28
; consolation genre
xxi–xxii
,
3–28
; Corsica as Seneca's place of
xiii
,
xxii
,
8
10–11
,
12
; disgrace
xxii
,
7
,
19–20
; poverty
xxii
,
7
,
14–19
Rutilius'
55
,
87–8
,
98
; Scipio Africanus Maior's
80
; Seneca not wretched in
xxii
,
5–20
; as servitude
46
; virtue in
11–12
,
13–14

expectancy
68
,
78–9
,
87

eyesight
97

Fabianus, Papirius
xiii
,
69
,
75

failings, acceptance of human
xxi
54–5

fallow land
57
,
66

fame
97–9

family as consolation
xxii
,
25–8

fate, law of
107

fear: contagious
101
; of death
19
,
67
,
71
,
90
,
91–2
,
108
; of earthquakes
112–13
; irrational
xix
,
88
,
93–4
; philosophy helps dispel
xx
,
100–102
; reducing fearful situations to essentials
89–90
,
94
; wasting present in fears for future
79
,
87

fickleness
33–6
,
52
,
60

fire
94
,
112

flexibility
52

florilegia
xviii

food
14–16
,
30
,
41
,
44
,
102–3

fortitude in adversity
xv
,
xxi
,
4
,
45–50
,
52–4
;
exempla
xxi
,
19–20
,
49–50
,
55–6
,
87–9

Fortune: avoiding tempting
51–2
; captivity by
46
; cruelty
21
; fight against
6–7
,
38
,
44
; good things as lent by
47–8
;

inconstancy 79; wise men as above
6–7
,
64

France
xvi

freedmen, rich
43

freedom of wise man
6–7
,
13
,
47
,
64

friendship
41–2
,
66

frugality
30

funerals
27
,
28
,
52
,
83

furniture, fine
17

future time
68
,
69
,
78–9
,
87

gain, disreputable
71

Gaius (Caligula), Emperor
14–15
,
49
,
52–4
,
81

Galerius, Gaius (prefect of Egypt)
27
,
28
; wife (Seneca's aunt)
vii
,
26–8

Gallio (Lucius Junius Novatus, Seneca's brother)
5
,
25

Garnier, Robert
xvi

Gauls
9
,
109

Genius (guardian spirit)
100

Germans
9
,
109

gladiators
48

goals, personal
40–41
,
46
,
50
,
60
,
61–2

God
xiv
,
107

gods: favour of
100
,
102
; guardian
100
; have no possessions
43
,
104
; philosophy and
107
;

wantonness
78

gold
108

goods, external: as loan
47–8
;
see also
earthly things
;
wealth

gourmets
14–16

governors' wives
27–8

Gracchus, Tiberius and Gaius Sempronius
23
,
64

Greece and the Greeks
9
,
10
,
73–4
,
79

Greece, Greater
9

greed
xv
,
14–16
,
16–17
,
19
,
28
,
60
,
108

grief
3–5
,
22
,
23
,
24
,
55

guardianship
66
; divine
100

Gyara
8

habit
46

Haemus, Mount
109

hairstyles
72

harbours
112

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