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William Poulos

William Poulos

William Poulos is a poet and essayist who publishes in Australia and the United Kingdom. Among his various projects, he is researching the influence of Martial on Alexander Pope.

William Poulos reviews 'How To Keep Your Cool: An ancient guide to anger management' by Seneca and 'How To Be a Friend: An ancient guide to true friendship' by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Online Exclusives 26 July 2019
‘Serenity now,’ repeated Seinfeld’s Frank Costanza whenever his blood pressure got too high. His doctor recommended this anger-management technique, but he might as well have got it from Seneca, whose De Ira (Of Anger) James Romm has edited, translated, and released as How To Keep Your Cool. Seneca’s credentials are mixed: as a senator, he probably saw a fair bit of Caligula’s anger; as ... (read more)