Seneca





Seneca


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Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known simply as Seneca) (ca. 4 BC – 65 AD) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. While he was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors, he may have been innocent.

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On the Shortness of Life

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Medea

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Four Tragedies and Octavia

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3.90 avg rating — 647 ratings — published 1966 — 5 editions
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Phaedra

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The Stoic Philosophy of Sen...

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Dialogues and Essays

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4.31 avg rating — 271 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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Moral Essays: Volume I

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4.32 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 1917
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Thyestes

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3.73 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 1982 — 15 editions
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L'arte di essere felici

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“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”
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