This work focuses on the meaning of diversus and dissimilis in Seneca’s Letter 35, where these terms are opposed thanks to the correction with immo. The work deals with the semantics of the words as a basis for a reflection on the difference between amicitia and amor. The distinction presumes the stoic doctrine of bonum: the amicitia that Seneca presents to Lucilius as a goal yet to be achieved has the features of the true bonum, which is an absolute value and that can not be compared with amor.
Diversus, dissimilis: a proposito di amor e amicitia nella Lettera 35 di Seneca / G. ALLEGRI. - In: PAIDEIA. - ISSN 0030-9435. - 68(2013), pp. 437-451. [10.1400/210786]