Who is Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger (/ˈsɛnɪkə/; c. 4 BC – AD 65), usually known as Seneca, was a Hispano-Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and—in one work—satirist from the Silver Age of Latin literature.

Seneca was born in Cordoba in Hispania, and raised in Rome, where he was trained in rhetoric and philosophy. His father was Seneca the Elder, his elder brother was Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus, and his nephew was the poet Lucan. In AD 41, Seneca was exiled to the island of Corsica under emperor Claudius, but was allowed to return in 49 to become a tutor to Nero. When Nero became emperor in 54, Seneca became his advisor and, together with the praetorian prefect Sextus Afranius Burrus, provided competent government for the first five years of ...
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  • Oraclenos: to wish to progress is the largest part of progress. ~lucius annaeus seneca
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  • Vagrantcow: "religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful." - lucius annaeus seneca (3 bce - 65 ce)
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