Seneca began a career in politics, but was exiled to Corsica in 41 AD. There he wrote Consolationes, a philosophical work. He returned to Rome in 49 AD and after the Emperor Claudius was murdered, rose to power as a close advisor to the Emperor Nero. He wrote a number of philosophical works in his retirement, including nine tragedies. He was ordered to commit suicide in 65 AD.
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c. 56 AD
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