Month: April 2023

  • STOIC CALENDAR: Seneca 2023

    Commemorating Progress On the 19th of Aprilis (or, as Nero demanded it be called, Neroneus) in 65 CE, a plot to assassinate Nero was foiled and Seneca was implicated along with many others. The emperor’s forces found him at a villa on the outskirts of Rome and interrogated him about a cryptic remark he made…

  • STOIC CALENDAR: Cato 2023

    [[NOTE: This is a reposting of my “Cato 2022” blog article with some modifications]] The everyday expressions of earlier times are now archaic; and likewise the names of those who were highly acclaimed in earlier ages are now, in a sense, archaic; Camillus, Caeso, Volesus, Dentatus, and a little later, Scipio too and Cato, and…