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Seneca The Younger
SENECA THE YOUNGER (c. 4 BC – AD 65), fully LUCIUS ANNAEUS SENECA and also known simply as SENECA (/ˈsɛnɪkə/ ), was a Roman Stoic philosopher , statesman, dramatist , and—in one work—humorist of the Silver Age of Latin literature . As a tragedian, he is best-known for his _ Medea _ and _ Thyestes _. He was a tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero . He was forced to take his own life for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero. However, some sources state that he may have been innocent. His father was Seneca the Elder , his elder brother was Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus , and his nephew was the poet Lucan
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Double Herm Of Socrates And Seneca
The DOUBLE HERM OF SOCRATES AND SENECA is an ancient Roman statue from the first half of the third century AD. The herm depicts the Greek philosopher Socrates
Socrates
on one side, and the Roman Stoic Seneca the Younger on the other. It currently belongs to the Antikensammlung Berlin
Berlin
, found in the Pergamonmuseum
Pergamonmuseum
. CONTENTS * 1 Description * 2 Identification * 3 Bibliography * 4 References DESCRIPTIONThe two philosophers are joined together at the back of the head; their chests are in the shape of a herm . Both men have the usual cloak of a philosopher or orator above their left shoulder, although Socrates
Socrates
also wears an undershirt. The bearded Socrates
Socrates
is given a satyr -like form, as in literary descriptions and other portraits. Seneca, on the other hand, is depicted as clean-shaven with a receding hairline
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Antikensammlung Berlin
The ANTIKENSAMMLUNG BERLIN ( Berlin
Berlin
antiquities collection) is one of the most important collections of classical art in the world, now held in the Altes Museum
Altes Museum
and Pergamon Museum
Pergamon Museum
in Berlin
Berlin
, Germany
Germany
. It contains thousands of ancient archaeological artefacts from the ancient Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Cypriot civilizations. Its main attraction is the Pergamon Altar
Pergamon Altar
and Greek and Roman architectural elements from Priene , Magnesia , Baalbek
Baalbek
and Falerii . In addition, the collection includes a large number of ancient sculptures, vases, terracottas, bronzes, sarcophagi , engraved gems and metalwork
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Córdoba, Spain
CóRDOBA (/ˈkɔːrdəbə/ , Spanish: ), also called CORDOVA (/ˈkɔːrdəvə/ ) in English , is a city in Andalusia
Andalusia
, southern Spain, and the capital of the province of Córdoba . It was a Roman settlement, then colonized by Muslim armies in the eighth century. It became the capital of the Islamic Emirate , and then of the Caliphate of Córdoba , including most of the Iberian Peninsula
Iberian Peninsula
. Córdoba consisted of hundreds of workshops that created goods such as silk. It was a center of culture and learning in the Muslim golden age. Caliph
Caliph
Al Hakam II
Al Hakam II
opened many libraries in addition to the many medical schools and universities which existed at the time, making Córdoba a centre for education. During these centuries it became the center of a society ruled by Muslims, in which all other groups had a second-class status
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Hispania
HISPANIA (/hɪˈspænjə, -eɪniə/ ; Latin: ) was the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula . Under the Republic , Hispania
Hispania
was divided into two provinces : Hispania Citerior and Hispania Ulterior . During the Principate , Hispania Ulterior was divided into two new provinces, Baetica and Lusitania
Lusitania
, while Hispania Citerior was renamed Tarraconensis . Subsequently, the western part of Tarraconensis was split off, first as Hispania
Hispania
Nova, later renamed Callaecia (or Gallaecia , whence modern Galicia )
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Rome
ROME (/ˈroʊm/ _ROHM_ ; Italian : _Roma_ (_ listen ), Latin : Rōma_) is the capital of Italy and a special comune (named _ Comune di Roma Capitale_). Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region . With 2,877,215 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the center of the Metropolitan City of Rome , which has a population of 4.3 million residents. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula , within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber . The Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states
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Ancient Rome
ANCIENT ROME was originally an Italic settlement dating from the 8th century BC that grew into the city of Rome and which subsequently gave its name to the empire over which it ruled and to the widespread civilisation the empire developed. The Roman empire expanded to become one of the largest empires in the ancient world , though still ruled from the city, with an estimated 50 to 90 million inhabitants (roughly 20% of the world's population ) and covering 5.0 million square kilometres at its height in AD 117. In its many centuries of existence, the Roman state evolved from a monarchy to a classical republic and then to an increasingly autocratic empire . Through conquest and assimilation , it eventually dominated the Mediterranean region, Western Europe , Asia Minor , North Africa , and parts of Northern and Eastern Europe
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Ancient Philosophy
This page lists some links to ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY. In Western philosophy , the spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire marked the ending of Hellenistic philosophy and ushered in the beginnings of Medieval philosophy , whereas in Eastern philosophy , the spread of Islam through the Arab Empire marked the end of Old Iranian philosophy and ushered in the beginnings of early Islamic philosophy
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Western Philosophy
WESTERN PHILOSOPHY or EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY is the philosophical thought and work of the Western world . Historically, the term refers to the philosophical thinking of Western culture , beginning with Hellenic (i.e. Greek) philosophy of the Pre-Socratics such as Thales (c. 624 – c. 546 BC) and Pythagoras (c. 570 – c. 495 BC), and eventually covering a large area of the globe. The word _philosophy_ itself originated from the Hellenic: _philosophia_ (φιλοσοφία), literally, "the love of wisdom" (φιλεῖν _philein_, "to love" and σοφία _sophia _, "wisdom"). The scope of philosophy in the ancient understanding, and the writings of (at least some of) the ancient philosophers , were _all_ intellectual endeavors
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Stoicism
STOICISM is a school of Hellenistic philosophy that flourished throughout the Roman and Greek world until the 3rd century AD. Stoicism is predominantly a philosophy of personal ethics which is informed by its system of logic and its views on the natural world. According to its teachings, as social beings, the path to happiness for humans is found in accepting that which we have been given in life, by not allowing ourselves to be controlled by our desire for pleasure or our fear of pain, by using our minds to understand the world around us and to do our part in nature's plan, and by working together and treating others in a fair and just manner. It was founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in the early 3rd century BC
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Publilius Syrus
PUBLILIUS SYRUS (fl. 85–43 BC ), was a Latin
Latin
writer, best known for his sententiae . He was a Syrian who was brought as a slave to Italy
Italy
, but by his wit and talent he won the favour of his master, who freed and educated him. Publilius' name, due to early medieval palatalization of 'l' between two 'i's, is often presented by manuscripts (and some printed editions) in corrupt form as 'Publius'. WORKHis mimes , in which he acted, had a great success in the provincial towns of Italy
Italy
and at the games given by Caesar in 46 BC. Publilius was perhaps even more famous as an improviser, and received from Caesar himself the prize in a contest in which he vanquished all his competitors, including the celebrated Decimus Laberius . All that remains of his corpus is a collection of Sententiae , a series of moral maxims in iambic and trochaic verse
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Philosopher
A PHILOSOPHER is someone who practices philosophy , which involves rational inquiry into areas that are outside of either theology or science . The term "philosopher" comes from the Ancient Greek φιλόσοφος (_philosophos_) meaning "lover of wisdom". The coining of the term has been attributed to the Greek thinker Pythagoras (6th century BC). In the classical sense, a philosopher was someone who lived according to a certain way of life, focusing on resolving existential questions about the human condition , and not someone who discourses upon theories or comments upon authors. Typically, these particular brands of philosophy are Hellenistic ones and those who most arduously commit themselves to this lifestyle may be considered philosophers. In a modern sense, a philosopher is an intellectual who has contributed in one or more branches of philosophy, such as aesthetics , ethics , epistemology , logic , metaphysics , social theory , and political philosophy
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Dramatist
A PLAYWRIGHT, also known as a DRAMATIST, is a person who writes plays . CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 History * 2.1 Early playwrights * 2.2 Aristotle\'s _Poetics_ techniques * 2.3 Neo-classical theory * 2.4 Well-made play * 3 Play formats * 4 Contemporary playwrights in America * 5 New play development in America * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links ETYMOLOGYThe term is not a variant spelling of "playwrite", but something quite distinct: the word wright is an archaic English term for a craftsman or builder (as in a wheelwright or cartwright ). Hence the prefix and the suffix combine to indicate someone who has "wrought" words, themes, and other elements into a dramatic form - someone who crafts plays. The homophone with "write" is in this case entirely coincidental
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Humorist
A HUMORIST is a person who writes or performs humorous material. A humorist is usually distinct from a stand-up comedian . For people who are primarily stand-ups, see list of stand-up comedians . Notable humorists include: * İncili Çavuş * Kajetan Abgarowicz * Cecil Adams * Douglas Adams
Douglas Adams
* Scott Adams
Scott Adams
* George Ade
George Ade
* Moin Akhter
Moin Akhter
* Sholom Aleichem
Sholom Aleichem
* Henry Alford * Woody Allen
Woody Allen
* Michael "Atters" Attree * Arthur "Bugs" Baer *