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date: 20 September 2019

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus (4 bc/ad 1–65) Roman Stoic philosopher, tragic poet, 

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Author(s):
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

and, like his father the elder Seneca, a noted rhetorician; born in Córdoba, Spain. He was appointed tutor to the young Nero and, when the latter became emperor, acted as one of his chief advisers, checking his crimes for a period; but, finding this position untenable, he withdrew from the court in ... ...

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