‘Seneca on Anger’ in film/discussion series
Rockland — Marcus Annaeus Seneca (circa 4 B.C. to 65 A.D.) called anger “an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” On Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library will screen “Seneca on Anger,” part three of its ongoing “Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness” series. The screening is in the lower-level Friends Community Room of the library, 80 Union St.
Roman philosopher Seneca, the most famous and popular philosopher of his day, took the subject of anger seriously enough to dedicate a whole book to the subject. Seneca refused to see anger as an irrational outburst over which we have no control.
A discussion will follow the 24-minute film, led by Richard Fortuna, URock student and Vice President of the Honors Program. “Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness” is a series of six short films hosted by popular British Philosopher Alain de Botton.
Admission is free. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours’ notice by calling the library at 594-0310.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.