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“written after he had worked for the Emperor Nero for fifteen years?”
I've taken out the "rather morbid" from "Seneca's rather morbid observation that we are dying every day".
The memento mortis is such an integral part of every pre-modern worldview, that calling it morbid only shows our distinctly modern mindset. In any case, such a disparaging subjective comment is out of place in this article.