Diogenes or lucidity

Though he did not question having slaves, Seneca recommended being kind and courteous to them. In Letter 41 Seneca mentioned the divine spirit that is near you, with you, and inside you. Philosophy promises the feeling of fellowship and of belonging to the human community. Wanting nothing, Thyestes tells Atreus supreme power is nothing to him.

Atreus believes he must be avenged on his brother to be a successful king. In the following year he was introduced to political economy and studied the work of the Scottish political economist and philosopher Adam Smith and that of the English economist David Ricardo.

Domitian sentenced Vestals convicted of unchastity to death. Complaining about social justice seems to be getting, dare I say, almost trendy. Greater wealth has led to extravagance, which gives birth to pretentiousness, vanity, and luxury; these in turn breed insolence, lawlessness, and shamelessness.

Jean Baudrillard

A pen, for instance, writes; a refrigerator cools. Under her influence Nero ordered his mother Agrippina murdered in 59 and his wife Octavia three years later when Burrus died.

Yet the historians Suetonius and Dio Cassius described his behavior as outdoing the many evils of Caligula. In this world neither liberal nor Marxist utopias are any longer believed in. After Claudius' friend Herod Agrippa died in 44, Judea reverted to a province. In the prolog the ghost of Tantalus, grandfather of Atreus and Thyestes, has been called by a Fury out of hell, where he hungrily cannot reach food.

Theseus realizes he is guilty of punishing an innocent man. On January 15 Otho was proclaimed Emperor as Galba was beheaded in the forum.

In praise of cynicism

Fathers restrain their sons with severe discipline in order to prepare them for the world, because they love them. The mind can never be exiled, because it is divine and free to explore all time and space. Eight years later in 49 Seneca was recalled to Rome by the new empress Agrippina to tutor her son Nero; the next year he was appointed praetor.

Domitian sponsored extravagant entertainment in the Colosseum and the Circus. Indeed, although the word itself is now largely pejorative, you'll find almost everyone revels in a certain amount of cynicism.

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The editors provide substantive introductions as well as essential critical and explanatory notes. The Chorizo Syndrome [anarchist – robotic controversy] incarnations of Thoreau (1) and Proudhon (2), one facing his political isolation to re-discover a monist (3) relationship, the other promoting the success of a bottom up urban social contract (4) in which they have both participated in the past, sharing their protest, illusions and utopian ideals on the barricade.

I started criticizing social justice back inwhich doesn’t sound so impressive until you realize that’s two centuries ago in Internet Years.

BECK index Roman Decadence Caligula Claudius Nero Seneca's Tragedies Seneca's Stoic Ethics Judean and Roman Wars Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian Diogenes, Socrates, and Epaminondas, are gentlemen of the best blood who have chosen the condition of poverty when that of wealth was equally open to them.


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Agathon (c. BCE) was an Athenian tragic poet and friend of Euripides and Plato.

John Stuart Mill

He is best known from his mention by Aristophanes (Thesmophoriazusae) and in Plato's Symposium, which describes the banquet given to celebrate his obtaining a prize for his first tragedy ().

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