Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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: De Vita Beata (On the Happy Life): cap. 3, line 4
Source/Notes: Seneca: Epistulae morales (1996 edition), Loeb Classical Library

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