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Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known simply as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger; ca. 4 BC-65 AD) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and, in one work, humorist of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was a tutor and adviser to the emperor Nero. He was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors.