Historical Who is Who

SENECA, Luceus Annaeus

4BCE -


Spanish born Roman author who used his writings, as well as his social and political contacts (including including imperial family tutoring role), to convey his Stoic beliefs and values. Thus in letters and lessons he presented what he considered to be significant moral virtues. He also used the power of satire to expose the abuse of political power – as in his Pumpkinification of the Divine Claudius. His apparently protracted death by suicide (in obedience to the Emperor’s order) was carried out with typical equanimity.

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