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Seneca

Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist

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movement: stoicism
country of citizenship: ancient Rome
occupation: playwright, poet, philosopher, aphorist, statesperson, politician, writer
position held: Ancient Roman senator
student of: Sotion, Papirius Fabianus
influenced by: Publilius Syrus, Attalus

Seneca the Younger (c. 4 BC – AD 65), fully Lucius Annaeus Seneca and also known simply as Seneca (), was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and—in one work—satirist of the Silver Age of Latin literature. Seneca was born in Cordoba in Hispania, and raised in Rome, where he was trained in rhetoric and philosophy. He was a tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. He was forced to take his own life for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, in which he was likely to have been innocent. His father was Seneca the Elder, his elder brother was Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus, and his nephew was the poet Lucan. His stoic and calm suicide has become the subject of numerous paintings. As a writer Seneca is known for his philosophical works, and for his plays which are all tragedies. His philosophical writings include a dozen philosophical essays, and one hundred and twenty-four letters dealing with moral issues. As a tragedian, he is best known for his Medea and Thyestes.
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works

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Troades

tragedy by Seneca

author: Seneca

Apocolocyntosis

literary work by Seneca

author: Seneca

Phaedra

tragedy by Seneca

author: Seneca

Oedipus

tragedy by Seneca

author: Seneca

De Brevitate Vitae

essay by Seneca

author: Seneca

De otio

essay by Seneca

author: Seneca

De Vita Beata

essay by Seneca

author: Seneca

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Medea

tragedy by Seneca

author: Seneca

To Marcia

opera di Seneca

author: Seneca

Hercules Oetaeus

tragedy by Seneca

author: Seneca

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