Seneca. Teacher of Nero
Lucius Anya Seneca lived from 4 BC. to 65 g. AD. He was a Roman philosopher who first introduced Stoicism in Ancient Rome. Seneca's father, Lucius Anya Sr., was originally from the Spanish city of Cordoba. Having moved to Rome, he served as a rider. He sought to give his children a good education so that they could build a career in the political arena.
The future educator of Nero from his youth was interestedphilosophy. He was a follower of Papyria, Fabian, Sotion. Subsequently, Seneca took a great interest in politics and became a lawyer. However, it did not last long. Seneca interrupted his career and left the country because of a serious illness. He went to Egypt for treatment. There he did not waste time. Regularly visited the library of Alexandria and talked with scientists. There he wrote his first compositions. In Rome, Seneca returned as a well-known speaker and writer. After receiving a public post, the philosopher delivered his works to the Senate and the Emperor. However, no one shared his views, and as a result, Seneca was sent into exile to Corsica.
Here, too, he had something to do. Seneca watched the heavenly stars. His views on the world are changing a little. He writes his famous works - "Phaedra", "Oedipus", "Medea".
Nero and Seneca met thanks to their motherthe latter. It was by her efforts that the philosopher was returned from exile and became the tutor of the boy. The educator of Nero had a great influence on his pupil. This can be judged by the first years of his reign, when the Roman empire grew stronger and richer. Nero did a lot for his people. Some financial reforms passed, the power of the senate strengthened.
Seneca dreamed of creating an ideal society.This required a highly moral ruler. In this regard, he was very responsible to his role as a mentor. A year after the accession of Nero, his teacher read to him his treatise "On Mercy". It spoke of the difference between an ideal ruler and a tyrant.
Neron's teacher soon lostpower over the emperor. His dreams were not destined to come true. Seneca tried to take up his life and did not interfere with his former student. However, this did not save him. A few years later he was accused of conspiracy. The Emperor was only on hand, and he ordered Seneke to die. The philosopher committed suicide.
Proceedings of Seneca
The educator of Nero was a unique and amazing person. Unfortunately, many of his works are not preserved or have reached us in part.
Among his works the most famous were the treatises "On Mercy" and "On Benefit". One of the best are letters to Lucilius. They are sermons about certain events from the life of Seneca.
The philosopher dedicated his brother to the dialogues "AboutBlissful Life "and" On Wrath. " They were written 12 books, which fit 10 tracts. "Consolation to Marcia" is a collection of tips for mothers who have lost sons. "Consolation for Helvia" was written during the exile. "Consolation on the occasion of his brother's death" Seneca wrote for Polybius - in the hope that the latter would help him return to Rome.