Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) ca. four BCE, of a admired and filthy rich kinfolk, spent an ill adolescence and formative years at Rome in an aunt's care. He turned recognized in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial provider. After a few shame in the course of Claudius' reign he turned teach after which, in fifty four CE, advising minister to Nero, a few of whose worst misdeeds he didn't hinder. concerned (innocently?) in a conspiracy, he killed himself by way of order in sixty five. prosperous, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of ache and loss of life, he preached scorn of either; and there have been different contrasts among perform and principle.
we have now Seneca's philosophical or ethical essays (ten of them characteristically referred to as Dialogues)—on windfall, steadfastness, the satisfied existence, anger, rest, tranquility, the brevity of existence, gift-giving, forgiveness—and treatises on normal phenomena. additionally extant are 124 epistles, during which he writes in a peaceful variety approximately ethical and moral questions, concerning them to non-public reports; a skit at the respectable deification of Claudius, Apocolocyntosis (in Loeb quantity 15); and 9 rhetorical tragedies on historic Greek topics. Many epistles and all his speeches are lost.
The 124 epistles are accrued in Volumes IV–VI of the Loeb Classical Library's ten-volume version of Seneca.
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