By Seneca, Richard M. Gummere
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) ca. four BCE, of a well-known and filthy rich relations, spent an in poor health early life 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 show 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 through order in sixty five. prosperous, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of discomfort and demise, he preached scorn of either; and there have been different contrasts among perform and precept. we've got Seneca's philosophical or ethical essays (ten of them regularly known as Dialogues)—on windfall, steadfastness, the satisfied existence, anger, relaxation, tranquility, the brevity of existence, gift-giving, forgiveness—and treatises on common phenomena. additionally extant are 124 epistles, during which he writes in a peaceful type approximately ethical and moral questions, pertaining to them to private studies; a skit at the respectable deification of Claudius, Apocolocyntosis (in Loeb quantity 15); and 9 rhetorical tragedies on old Greek issues. Many epistles and all his speeches are misplaced. The 124 epistles are accumulated in Volumes IV–VI of the Loeb Classical Library's ten-volume variation of Seneca.