Letters from a Stoic Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium Test | Final Test - Hard

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Letters from a Stoic Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is caused by the flaunting of one's possessions?

2. Why does Seneca say he considered suicide once?

3. For Stoics, what are two basic elements found in any object?

4. What tends to either not last very long or to at least have periods of subsidence?

5. What do the friends Seneca talks about in Letter LXV compare to concepts by Aristotle and Plato?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the Stoic concept of causation?

2. How, according to Letter LXXXIII, does Seneca spend his day?

3. Which city burned and how did it affect Seneca?

4. Why does Seneca believe only a philosopher can appreciate wisdom?

5. Why does Seneca move to the country and what effects result from the move?

6. What is the concept of causation according to Aristotle?

7. What is Zeno's logic that a drunk man is not a good man?

8. List and explain three types of people who, according to Seneca, find philosophy attractive for the wrong reasons.

9. Who was Scipio and why does Seneca praise him?

10. What advice does Seneca give Lucilius about coping with illness and the sometimes severe symptoms that accompany it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the festival Saturnalia. When was it held, what did it celebrate, etc? What is its relationship to a particular Christian holiday?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Seneca's retirement from Nero's court and his quest for apatheia.

Essay Topic 3

There are three types of irony: verbal, situational and dramatic. Define each and discuss at least two examples of irony in Seneca's letters.

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