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Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Variation: "And so it matters not what is done or what is given [...] but rather the intention of the giver or agent". As quoted in: On Benefits by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, translated by Miriam Griffin, Brad Inwood, University of Chicago Press, 2011, p. 25
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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De Vita Beata (On the Happy Life): cap. 3, line 4
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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As quoted in: Great thoughts from Latin authors (1884), Craufurd Tait Ramage, J. B. Alden, 1884, p. 570
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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In Latin: "Errant consilia nostra, quia non habent quo derigantur; ignoranti quem portum petat nullus suus ventus est." - Letter LXXI: On the supreme good, line 3 - Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius)


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Nationality: Roman

Occupation: Statesman

Bio: Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known simply as Seneca or Seneca the Younger) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. While he was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors, he may have been innocent.

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