Talk:Seneca the Younger

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et cetera[edit]

This is a source used by people who wish to acquire information. Please do not assume that the reader knows what the et cetera are. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.164.154.11 (talk) 06:12, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Which works were most influential?[edit]

The article mentions that Seneca was held in high esteem in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, but it doesn't specify which of his moral works had the most significant influence (assuming the esteem is not due to the "letters to Paul"). Could someone add two sentences discussing which particular non-dramatic works were held in highest regard? Thanks, Aristophanes68 (talk) 05:45, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

I'd guess that the "letters to Paul" were the product of the esteem, and not the other way around. This is a good request, though I'm also guessing it would take a bit of concerted reading to be able to summarize this influence succinctly. Cynwolfe (talk) 13:17, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Seneca the humorist[edit]

First paragraph says Seneca was "in one work, humorist". Which is the name of that work? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.214.10.217 (talk) 00:53, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

I assume the Apocolocyntosis (The Pumpkinification of Claudius) is meant, but there is something about that sentence that gives one pause. And there isn't universal agreement that Seneca is the author of the Ap. Cynwolfe (talk) 01:21, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Removed quotations[edit]

I've removed the very random (and pointless) list of Seneca quotations. Twice now this year someone has added the following quotation to the list:

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.

As pointed out on Wikiquote, this is not a Seneca quotation. The fact that someone can add such a quote to the page, and it goes unchallenged, shows why lists of quotes are best left to Wikiquote. Pasicles (talk) 18:15, 18 April 2012 (UTC)