Ancient Literature, Greco-Roman World, Uncategorized

Advice from Seneca

Sorry, Seneca, but I can’t follow you here!

So, since it’s impossible to read everything, own only as many books as you can read.

– Ep. 1.2, taken from Noelle Zeiner-Carmichael, ed., Roman Letters: An Anthology, trans. Noelle K. Zeiner-Carmichael (Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell, 2014), 100.

Gospels, Random

Interesting Similarity

I was reading Seneca the other day and happened upon this interesting similarity. He writes “the sun rises also upon the wicked” and “rains” are provided for both good and bad (Ben. 4.26.1, 4.28.1). These words likely sound familiar to you because they are practically the same as Jesus’ statement concerning the rain falling on the righteous and the unrighteous in Matt 5:45.

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