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Seneca | Philosopher of the Month Collection | August 2021

Throughout the month of August, we are celebrating Seneca as our Philosopher of the Month.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 1 BCE - CE 65) was born in modern day Cordoba, Spain to a wealthy family and was raised and educated in Rome. A prolific writer, Seneca produced works of philosophy, scientific treatises, tragedies, letters, and essays. Seneca served as tutor to Emperor Nero, who eventually accused the philosopher of conspiring against him and obliged him to commit suicide. Seneca's philosophical writings contributed greatly to the primary material of Stoicism, one of the main ancient philosophical schools of thought, along with Epicureanism. His work as a tragedian helped shape the genre. Seneca's focus on moral philosophy and the concept of virtue led to him being well-regarded into the Christian era and beyond. He was revered as a literary stylist and a model for dramatic art, as well.

'Philosopher of the Month' is a monthly series exploring the life, works, and key philosophies of some of the world's most influential thinkers.

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