Seneca the Elder

Roman scholar, writer and historian (54 BC-c.39 AD)

Seneca the Elder ( Lucius or Marcus Annaeus Seneca, born about 54BC, died about 39AD) was a Roman rhetorician and writer. His main work is Controversiae. Controversiea is a ten volume work. In it, he treats 74 cases that are commonly seen by rhetoricians. His other main work is Suasoriae (Councils). In it, he shows seven examples of how to respond in common cases.

He is the father of the philosopher, poet and politician, Seneca the Younger