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Seneca starší

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca, známý jako Seneca starší., byl římský řečník, právník a spisovatel, otec známějšího Seneky mladšího.

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„Some laws are not written, but are more decisive than any written law.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Book I, Chapter I; slightly modified translation from Norman T. Pratt Seneca's Drama (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983) p. 140

„Let us live – we must die.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Book II, Chapter VI; translation from Michael Winterbottom, Declamations of the Elder Seneca (London: Heinemann, 1974) vol. 1 p. 349 Note: Some editions of Seneca prefer the reading Bibamus, moriendum est (Let us drink – we must die).

„What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae, bk. 12, ch. 2, sect. 13; translation from Riad Aziz Kassis The Book of Proverbs and Arabic Proverbial Works (Leiden: Brill, 1999) p. 159.

„It is wrong not to give a hand to the fallen; this law is universal to the whole human race.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Book I, Chapter I; slightly modified translation from Norman T. Pratt Seneca's Drama (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983) p. 140

„He that is a friend to himself, is a friend to all mankind.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Derived from Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium; Epistle VI of Seneca the Younger:

„The whole world would have been destroyed if compassion did not put an end to anger.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Book I, Chapter I; slightly modified translation from Michael Winterbottom, Declamations of the Elder Seneca (London: Heinemann, 1974) vol. 1 p. 33

„If you wish to be loved, love.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
From Hecato, as quoted by Seneca the Younger in Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium; Epistle IX

„All things Death claims. To perish is not doom, but law.“

—  Marcus Annaeus Seneca
From Epigrammata: De Qualitate Temporis 7, 7 as quoted in L. De Mauri, Angelo Paredi, Gabriele Nepi, 5000 proverbi e motti latini https://books.google.gr/books?id=hjiMpXCMCvsC&printsec=, Hoepli Editore, 1995, p. 384 and Hubertus Kudla, Lexikon der lateinischen Zitate https://books.google.gr/books?id=2Vtf_GVrdbgC&dq=, C. H. Beck, 2007, p. 416. The full text can be found in Anthologia Latina I, fasc. 1 (Walter de Gruyter, 1982) https://books.google.gr/books?id=PHWq0avQcGIC&pg=, ed. by D. R. Shackleton Bailey, p. 164. Harold Edgeworth Butler ( Post-Augustan Poetry: From Seneca to Juvenal https://books.google.gr/books?id=2gR48lrVJ-cC&dq=, Library of Alexandria, 1969, ch. 2, sec. 2) attributes De Qualitate Temporis to Seneca the Younger.

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