Seneca, Epistles, Volume II

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Index of Proper Names

  • Academic (School of Philosophy), a definition of happiness, lxxi. 18; scepticism of, lxxxviii. 44 f.
  • Achaia (province of Greece), earthquakes in, xci. 9 f.
  • Achilles, age of, compared with that of Patroclus, lxxxviii. 6
  • Aegialus, a farmer on the old estate of Scipio, lxxxvi. 14 ff.
  • Aetna, proposed ascent of, by Lucilius, lxxix. 2 ff.
  • Agamemnon, his desire to return home to Mycenae, lxvi. 26
  • Alexander of Macedon (the Great, d. 323 b.c.), crimes and tragedy of, due to drink, lxxxiii. 19 ff.; his desire to conquer the globe, xci. 17
  • Alexandria, fast-sailing ships from, lxxvii. 1 f.
  • Anacharsis (Scythian philosopher, fl. 600 b.c.), discussed as the inventor of the potter’s wheel, xc. 31
  • Antipater (of Tarsus, Stoic philosopher, 2nd century b.c.), refutation of a Peripatetic syllogism, lxxxvii. 38 ff.; his view regarding non-essentials, xcii. 5
  • M. Antonius (friend of Caesar and rival of Augustus), ruined by wine and Cleopatra, lxxxiii. 25
  • Apion (grammarian, 1st century a.d.), his opinion concerning the authorship of the Homeric cycle, lxxxviii. 40 f.
  • Ardea (ancient city of Latium, capital of the Rutulians), capture of, xci. 16
  • Argos (kingdom in the Peloponnesus), a fictitious king of, lxxx. 7
  • Aristo of Chius (Stoic, 3rd century b.c.), weeds out many departments of philosophy, lxxxix. 13
  • Asia, earthquakes in, xci. 9
  • Attalus (Stoic, teacher of Seneca), on the value of pain, lxvii. 15; simile used by, lxxii. 8; on “returning
  • the chalice to our own lips,” lxxxi. 22
  • Augustus (Roman Emperor), confidence in the hard drinkers Piso and Cossus, lxxxiii. 14 f.
  • Decimus Iunius Brutus (c. 84–43 b.c., see n.), cowardly death of, lxxxii. 12 f.
  • Gaius Caesar (Caligula, emperor 37–41 a.d.), witticism of, lxxvii. 18
  • Gaius Iulius Caesar, conqueror of Pompey, lxxxiii. 12
  • Cambyses (son of Cyrus the Great, king of the Medes and Persians, 6th century b.c.), madness of, lxxxvi. 1
  • Capreae (modern Capri, the outpost of the bay of Naples), lxxvii. 2
  • Gaius Cassius (one of the murderers of Caesar), temperate habits of lxxxiii. 12
  • M. Porcius Cato (the Elder), simple life of, lxxxvi. 10; his scorn of trappings, lxxxvii. 9 ff.
  • M. Porcius Cato (the Younger, d. 46 b.c), heroic suicide of, lxvii. 7, 13; lxx. 19, 22; defeat of, lxxi. 8, 10, 11; obedience to fate, lxxi. 16 f.; dictum of, lxxi. 15.
  • Charondas (Sicilian lawgiver, 6th century b.c.), xc. 6
  • Charybdis (between Italy and Sicily, opposite to Scylla), phenomena of, lxxix, 1 f.
  • Chelidon (a eunuch of Cleopatra), richness of, lxxxvii. 16
  • Tillius Cimber (one of the conspirators against Caesar), his in ordinate love of liquor, lxxxiii. 12 f.
  • Claranus (a friend of Seneca), his heroic conduct during illness, lxvi. 1–4
  • Cyprus, often wasted by earthquakes, xci. 9
  • Cyrenaic school (offshoot of Epicureanism), remove physics and logic, and are content with ethics alone, lxxxix. 12
  • Dahae (see n.), objects of Roman conquest, lxxi. 37
  • P. Decius Mus (both father and son, heroes of the Latin wars, 4th century b.c.), heroism and self-sacrifice of, lxvii. 9
  • Demetrius (of Sunium, philosopher and friend of Seneca), definition of an untroubled existence, lxvii. 14; his contempt for gossip, xci. 19
  • Democritus (Greek philosopher, of Abdera, 5th century b.c.), supposed madness of, lxxix. 14; discussed as the inventor of the arch, xc. 32 f.
  • Didymus (surnamed “Brazen-Bowels,” scholar of Alexandria, fl. 1st century b.c.), his voluminous and variegated writings, on Aeneas,