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Four Tragedies and Octavia

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ISBN-10: 0140441743

ISBN-13: 9780140441741

Edition: 2005

Authors: Lucius Annaeus Seneca, E. F. Watling, Seneca, Seneca

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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/30/1966
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Seneca was born in Spain of a wealthy Italian family. His father, Lucius Annaeus Seneca (see Vol. 4), wrote the well-known Controversaie (Controversies) and Suasoriae (Persuasions), which are collections of arguments used in rhetorical training, and his nephew Lucan was the epic poet of the civil war. Educated in rhetoric and philosophy in Rome, he found the Stoic doctrine especially compatible. The younger Seneca became famous as an orator but was exiled by the Emperor Claudius. He was recalled by the Empress Agrippina to become the tutor of her son, the young Nero. After the first five years of Nero's reign, Agrippina was murdered and three years later Octavia, Nero's wife, was exiled.…