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Publication Date: 15 Century

With – a biography of Seneca from St. Jerome's De Viris Illustribus followed by a prologue on Seneca's De Verborum Copia. Notable Christian bishop and preacher from the 4th century in Europe. He is famous for eloquence in public speaking and his denunciation of abuse of authority in the church of the time. Notable too are his insightful expositions of Bible passages and moral teachings. He was most concerned with the temporal needs of the poor and also spoke out against the abuse of wealth and personal property. In his treatise, On He whom No-one Hurts, he states:

"Thus in no case will anyone be able to injure a man who does not choose to injure himself: but if a man is not willing to be temperate, and to aid himself from his own resources no one will ever be able to profit him...we are to extract virtue and vice as the meaning of these things, and to perceive from them that no one injures a man who does not injure himself...no trial can agitate the man who does not betray himself...they who do not injure themselves become stronger, even if they receive innumerable blows; but they who betray themselves, even if there is no one to harass them, fall of themselves, and collapse and perish."" #0490





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