Philosophy – A Guide to Happiness: Seneca on Anger

Narrated by Alain de Botton, this episode rounds out the excellent BBC series on Philosophy – A Guide To Happiness. In this episode we learn from Roman emperor Nero’s famous tutor Seneca on Anger, what seems to trigger it and one possible approach to overcome it. Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known simply as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger) (c. 4 BC – AD 65) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor, later advisor to emperor Nero and was later executed by that emperor for complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate this last of the Julio-Claudian emperors; however, he was probably innocent. (24:15 min)

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  1. Really do not stop blogging the videos! I love this series…

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