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Seneca the Younger (Lucius Annaeus Seneca minor)
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A. Life and work

Lucius Annaeus S. was born in Cordoba (Spain) in the last years of the 1st cent. BC (perhaps 4 BC). His father was Seneca the Elder. The family soon moved to Rome, where he received a rhetorical and philosophical education. Upon his return from a trip to Egypt (to visit his aunt, whose husband was governor there), S. set out on the official public career (cursus honorum) at Rome in AD 31. He distinguished himself by his outstandi…

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Lanzarone, Nicola, Stoffel, Christian, Berno, Francesca Romana and Schubert, Werner, “Seneca the Younger (Lucius Annaeus Seneca minor)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature, English edition by Matthijs H. Wibier (2012). Original German-language edition: Die Rezeption der antiken Literatur. Herausgegeben von Christine Walde in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2010). Consulted online on 19 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps5_ID_0050>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004218932, 20101111



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