Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wine (both red and white) produced in the district around the town of Constantia in Cape Colony, South Africa.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A superior wine, white and red, from Constantia, in South Africa.
“Dolabella, tu forti sis animo; et tua moderatio, constantia, eorum infamet injuriam.”
“Animi perturbationes summe fugiendae, metus potissimum et tristitia: earumque loco animus demulcendus hilaritate, animi constantia, bona spe; removendi terrores, et earum consortium quos non probant.”
“From Seneca™s De vita beata (15.8), Lipsius takes the leitmotif: “we are born into a kingdom where obedience to God is true liberty” (De constantia I. 14).”
“Although De constantia was not Lipsius's most systematic or theoretical treatment of Stoic ethics, but rather a book of practical psychology, a manual for wise living, it acquired a leading position in European thought.”
“The truly wise man is therefore expected to accept the law of necessity (lex necessitatis) with steadfastness and mental fortitude While realizing “that man is but a dream of a shadow,” he should show disdain for the course of human events by cultivating constantia: “the upright and immovable mental strength, which is neither lifted up nor depressed by external or accidental circumstances” (De constantia I. 4).”
“Lipsius's De constantia whetted the appetite of his contemporaries for further works on ancient moral philosophy.”
“Among the numerous writings he published during these years the most important were De constantia and the”
“De constantia: “just as in On Constancy we instructed citizens how to endure and obey, so here [we instruct] those who rule how to govern,” Lipsius stated in “The Letter to the Reader.””
“Lipsius's philosophical interest in Roman Stoicism led to the publication of his highly successful Senecan dialogue, set in the midst of the violent religious and political struggles of the Netherlands, De constantia in publicis malis (“On Constancy in Times of Public Calamity”, 1583/4).”
“Lipsius's De constantia thus has a different focus from the Senecan treatise De constantia sapientis”
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