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Seneca statue. Lucius Annaeus Seneca was a Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist. He was born in Cordoba between 4 and 1BC, and died in 65 AD. He studied in Alexandria, Rome and Greece, and followed the philosophy of Stoicism. He was tutor and advisor to the Roman emperor Nero. Following his condemnation to death by Nero for an alleged conspiracy against Nero, he chose death by suicide. His writings influenced later thinkers such as Dante, Chaucer, Calvin and Rousseau. Photographed in Cordoba, Spain.
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