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Philosopher
    (circa 4 BC-circa 65)
    Born in Rome, Italy
    Full name: Lucius Annaeus Seneca, also known as Seneca the Younger
    Stoic philosopher, writer, playwright, tutor and adviser to Roman emperor Nero
    Left behind a body of work which includes; 124 letters mostly dealing with morals, a dozen philosophical essays, and ten plays
    Was forced to commit suicide by Nero to avoid public execution
    Though possibly innocent, he was executed/forced to commit suicide for plotting to kill Nero.
    He probably took part in the assassination of Nero's mother, Agrippina, with Nero's blessing.
    He was banished for several years to Corsica for sleeping with the Emperor Claudius' niece, which was not the only time he was accused of adultery.
    All of this is at odds with his embrace of Stoic philosophy which rejected materialism and promoted high ethical standards.
    He bungled his attempt at suicide by taking poison and stabbing himself in his bath and had to be suffocated by his friends.
    He is highly regarded as a philosopher and his writings have been exhaustively studied throughout the history of the west.
    It was only after he retired as Nero's adviser that Nero really started going downhill.
    He is believed to have been friends and correspondents with Saint Paul and may have joined the early Christian church.
    He was highly regarded by much of the early Church with Tertullian calling him 'Our Seneca.'
    His plays have influenced much of western literature and he is considered to have created the 'revenge tragedy' like Hamlet.
    His biography (the source of many of the negative things said about him) by Suillius was a smear job.
    Some of his sayings include; 'Virtue is sufficient for happiness,' 'Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honorable' and 'It is rash to condemn when you are ignorant.'

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