Interiority and Cosmic Consciousness in the Natural Questions
The idiosyncratic Senecan world-view is defined in this chapter first by contrast with key features of the physical writings of Cicero, and then through comparison with the world-outlook of the elder Pliny in his Natural History. Close analysis is offered of the foundational preface to Book 3 of the Natural Questions (Book 3 being the first in the original ordering of the books). The last part of this chapter examines the Natural Questions in the socio-political context of the times in which it was written in the first century CE.
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