Stoic Meditations

Occasional reflections on the wisdom of Ancient Greek and Roman philosophers. More at https://massimopigliucci.com. Please consider supporting Stoic Meditations. (cover art by Marek Škrabák; original music by Ian Jolin-Rasmussen, www.jolinras.info). Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support

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Let us be more forgiving


Seneca reminds us that the human animal is a delicate thing, forgiveness for his mistakes is often in order. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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The right and the wrong times to use violence


Turns out that, when the proper criteria are followed, it is almost never the time to use violence, either as a society, or as individuals. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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People can change, and so can we


Seneca provides a historically accurate analysis of the life of Octavian Augustus, the first Roman emperor. With implications for how to live our own lives. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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The tyrant will not be able to hide


A cruel reign is disordered and hidden in darkness, and while all shake with terror at the sudden explosions, not even he who caused all this disturbance escapes unharmed. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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Beware of the corruption of the justice system


Seneca reminds us that prosecutors and judges might be corrupted, and that we have to take this into account when we act. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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Do not support leaders who drag their office into the mud


Seneca issues a stern reminder to Nero about the responsibilities of government. It can all too easily be applied today. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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War is cruelty on a massive scale


Seneca warns that the cruelty of people in charge of government can have massive consequences. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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When you hurt others, you hurt yourself


Seneca reminds Nero, and us, that not doing the right thing is first and foremost injurious to ourselves. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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Seneca and the Peter Parker principle


With great power comes great responsibility, as both Seneca and Spider-Man agree. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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Let us err on the side of clemency


Seneca makes an epistemic argument to convince us that it is better to err on the side of clemency, rather than punishment. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations/support


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