Presentation Title

Vindica Te Tibi: The Language of Spatial and Temporal Organization in Seneca

Presenter Information

Adam Hill, Marshall UniversityFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Language, Seneca, Stoicism

Biography

Adam is a humanities student at Marshall University.

Major

Latin, Philosophy

Advisor for this project

Christina Franzen

Start Date

19-4-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

19-4-2019 4:45 PM

Abstract

This paper explores Seneca's usage of three words (vindico, vaco, and pateo), commonly used throughout his letters and essays, as peculiarly Stoic language. This language serves to highlight and contrast themes of self-sufficiency and communal responsibility, internality and externality, in Seneca's quest for a life of wisdom and magnanimity. Particular attention is given to these words as they are understood within the context of Neronian Rome, and not simply as they are commonly translated into English.

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Vindica Te Tibi: The Language of Spatial and Temporal Organization in Seneca

This paper explores Seneca's usage of three words (vindico, vaco, and pateo), commonly used throughout his letters and essays, as peculiarly Stoic language. This language serves to highlight and contrast themes of self-sufficiency and communal responsibility, internality and externality, in Seneca's quest for a life of wisdom and magnanimity. Particular attention is given to these words as they are understood within the context of Neronian Rome, and not simply as they are commonly translated into English.