Seneca the Philosopher, and His Modern Message

Seneca the Philosopher, and His Modern Message

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Seneca the Philosopher, and His Modern Message

Seneca the Philosopher, and His Modern Message

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The library, "Our Debt to Greece and Rome," should reveal the inherited permanent factors in the civilization of the twentieth century which have resisted the effects of chance and time and outlived the ephemeral experiments of man. Those classifications of our intellectual, moral and spiritual life, which have had their origin in the Greek and Roman world and which have steadied human life and thinking ever since, are today of enormous importance for determining the aim and direction of life and for creating a sense of unity in life. These elements in our life are the bases of civilization, upon which the fancy and imagination of the human mind may build, but without which or without knowledge of which, life sails upon an uncharted sea. Whether in philosophy, science or religion, in literature or language, in art or architecture, or in political thinking we are so largely Greek and Roman, European and American civilizations are so shot through . . .

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