1 BC to 65 AD

Seneca, marble bust, 3rd century, after an original bust of the 1st century; in the Staatliche ?

Lucius Annaeus Seneca was a politician, philosopher, playwright, and student of rhetoric. Seneca was trained as an orator. His political and legal career began in Rome around 31 AD. He was a tutor to Nero in Nero’s adolescent years, and was among Nero’s advisors following his accession to king in 54 AD. He was charged with an attempt to murder Nero and committed suicide in 65 AD.

His written works included philosophical treatises (e.g., Consolationes), moral essays (Moral letters) and plays (Thyestes, Hercules, Medea).

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