Episode 40

The life and tines of Seneca – Philosopher, Playwright, Poet and Statesman who operated in the time of emperor Nero.

The origins of Roman Tragic drama and the little we know about it’s exponents.

The life of Seneca from his birth in Spain and education in Rome.

Seneca’s rise to political office. The accession Claudius and the rise of his wife Agrippina and her son Nero.

Court intrigues and an eight year exile in Corsica.

Rehabilitation and tutor to Nero.

Life under Nero and Seneca’s fall from favour and death.

An overview of his nine plays