Wednesday, August 27, 2008



Seneca, Letters to Lucilius 10.1 (tr. Richard M. Gummere):
Avoid the many, avoid the few, avoid even the individual.

Fuge multitudinem, fuge paucitatem, fuge etiam unum.
For more on withdrawal (ἀναχώρησις, anachōrēsis) see André-Jean Festugière, O.P., Personal Religion among the Greeks (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1954), chap. IV (pp. 53-67) = The Inclination to Retirement.

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