Year: 1990 Source: Buffalo, New York: Prometheus Books, 1990. p.27-32 SIEC No: 19930519

This chapter is a reprint of Seneca’s reflections on situations in which suicde may be a more noble course of action than living. When the “natural advantages” of living are outweighed by the corresponding disadvantages, the honourable man may, according to the general Stoic view, take his departure. Seneca uses classical examples to illustrate his point, for example: Telesphorus of Rhowdes, Socrates, and Libo.