Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: Roman

Occupation: Statesman

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: 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
Source/Notes: 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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