Lucius Annaeus Seneca was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and—in one work—humorist 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, in which he was likely to have been innocent. His stoic and calm suicide has become the subject of numerous paintings.
In this sharing session, David Ziantoni will recite 4 poems by Seneca, translated into English, and share his perspective on the piece. We will also try to look into the rich resources of Stoic Philosophy with prospect of reflecting the time we are living in.
Non patria mihi interdicitur, sed locus. In quamcumque terram venio, in meam venio. – Seneca （sect. 1–2: “Exulabilis，OMNIA OPERA)