Seneca on Saturday — on effective punishment

Amphitheater Mosaic, from Villa di Dar Buc Amméra at Zliten, in the Archaeological Museum of Tripoli.

Gladiator Mosaic, from Villa di Dar Buc Amméra at Zliten, in the Archaeological Museum of Tripoli. Photo from Livius.org.

Severity is the best corrective, but loses its efficacy by over-use.

On Clemency. From Seneca’s Moral Essays. Translated by John W. Basore. The Loeb Classical Library. London: W. Heinemann, 1928-1935. 3 vols.: Volume I.

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