Lucius Annaeus Seneca was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, andÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâin one workÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâhumorist of the Silver Age of Latin literature.
As a tragedian, he is best-known for his Medea and Thyestes.
He was a tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. He was forced to take his own life for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero. However, some sources state that he may have been innocent. His father was Seneca the Elder, his elder brother was Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus, and his nephew was the poet Lucan. His stoic and calm suicide has become the subject of numerous paintings.