In the first part of the year we will study philosophy, with a focus on Stoicism and Seneca's views on suicide. Within this context we shall study a number of different authors in translation (Lucretius, Cicero, Seneca, and Tacitus) to explore the prevailing philosophical, cultural, and social attitudes towards death. The unseen text for the preBac will be a passage from Cicero, De Finibus. Available in English here and Latin here.

Just for starters here are some introductory materials that you will find useful. Some of these files need passwords - you know what to do!

Introduction (Essential)


Secondary Readings and Notes


Main Text


In English


and more generally:

Extra Reading


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