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Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus (4 B.C.?–A.D.65), Roman statesman, philosopher, and writer. As Nero's tutor, he restrained the worst excesses of the young emperor. Writing in highly rhetorical, epigrammatic style, Seneca advocated stoicism in his Moral Letters, essays, one masterly satire, and nine bloody, intense tragedies. After implication in a conspiracy, he was commanded to commit suicide.

See also: Nero; Rome, Ancient.

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