Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(c. 4 bc — 65 ad) Roman statesman, philosopher, and dramatist
(after 4 bc–ad 65)
Roman statesman and a trenchant expositor of Stoicism. His principal ethical writings are the Epistolae Morales (‘Moral Letters’), an early literary exploitation of the letter form. He enjoyed a hectic career, which included banishment to Corsica for adultery with Julia Livilla, the niece of the emperor Claudius; his forced suicide provided an influential model of Stoicism in action.
Subjects: Classical studies