Seneca's "Plus dolet quam necesse est, qui ante dolet, quam necesse est" was rendered into English : "He grieves more than necessary, who grieves before it is necessary." For decades now, the feminist movement has fought to degenderize the English language. Greta Garbo was an actress; Julia Roberts is now listed as an actor. [Oh, puhleeze!] - The NOADict.: "Until recently, 'he' was used uncontroversially to a person of unspecified sex. This use has become problematic and is a hallmark of old-fashionedness and sexism in language." Seneca's "Plus dolet ... " might thus be changed to "They grieve more than necessary, who grieve before it is necesssary."