Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.
Patrick | Saturday, September 29, 2018
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca
Seneca the Younger was born in the year 4 BC and lived until AD 65. His full name is Lucius Annaeus Seneca, but we know hem nowadays also as just Seneca. He was a Roman Stoic philosopher, dramatist, statesman and satirist of the Silver Age of Latin literature.
Senica was raised and lived in Rome, but he was born in the city of Cordoba, Hispania (Spain). In Rome, he was a teacher, actor and later in his life an advisor to the emperor Nero. This advisory job didn't do him any good. He was forced to kill himself after he was falsely accused to be involved in the Pisonian conspiracy to kill emperor Nero. His calm and stoic suicide has been an inspiration for many painters and has become a subject of several paintings.
Seneca came from a smart and influential family. His father was Seneca the Elder, a Roman rhetorician and writer. His Nephew, Lucan was a poet. His elder brother, Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus was a Roman senator.
Senica was most known for his writing. He wrote Philosophical works and plays. All his plays are tragedies. Doesn't really surprise me.
His philosophical work includes 124 letters dealing with moral issues and dozen philosophical essays.
In his acting life, he is best known for his Thyestes a Medea.
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