Lucius Annaeus Seneca: Naturales Quaestiones [Natural Questions] (4560 words)


(Gercke 1907; Oltramare 1929; Maurach 1965; Waibliger 1977; Stahl 1987; Grimal 1989; Gross 1989; Parroni 2001; Parroni 2002; Williams 2012). The work deals with specific physical themes, which traditionally belong to the domain of meteorology. It is the most complete extant exposition of Stoic natural philosophy. Seneca interweaves physics with morality and underlines the relationship between God and man (Inwood 2002).


(Hall 1977; Vottero 1987-8): Seneca’s meteorological investigation reaches back to the Pre-Socratic tradition. Seneca cites forty authorities, ranging from the earliest Pre-Socratic thinkers (such as Thales), to Greek and Latin writers (Ovid in particular). As far as philosophical s…

Garani, Myrto. "Naturales Quaestiones". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 December 2013
[, accessed 25 August 2019.]

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