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Seneca the Elder

Seneca the Elder, (?55 Bc-?Ad 40) - Father of the famous philosopher, grandfather of Lucan, Seneca's equestrian family hailed from Cordoba Spain, though he frequently traveled to Rome to witness the law courts. He also intended on leading the career of advocate and personally did not agree with the flamboyant oratorical styles of his time.

He wrote a collection of Debates and Pleadings composed of eighty-one subjects on criminal, civil and social themes based on hypothetical laws and situations. "There is no great genius without some touch of madness."
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Seneca the Elder spent most of his life in Spain but made frequent trips to Rome, where he observed the leading orators of the day.










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