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Seneca (c. 4 B.C.–65 A.D.)

Seneca, Lucius Annæus (sen’e-ka). A celebrated Roman philosopher; born at Corduba, in Spain, about the year 4 B.C.; died 65 A.D. He was Nero’s preceptor, and his confidant and adviser in the beginning of his reign. Many of his writings have come down to us, among them 124 ‘Epistles to Lucilius,’ containing admirable counsels and exhortations to the practice of virtue: ‘On Providence’; ‘Anger’; ‘Of Benefits’; ‘Natural-History Questions’; several tragedies, among them ‘Thyestes,’ ‘Phædra,’ and ‘Medea.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).