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Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Variation: "A great fortune is a great servitude". In Latin: "magna servitus est magna fortuna." - Ad Polybium De Consolatione (Of Consolation, To Polybius), cap. VI, line 5.


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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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