A great step toward independence is a good-humored stomach, one that is willing to endure rough treatment.–Seneca, c. 60
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known simply as Seneca) (c. 4 BC – 65 AD) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and, in one work, humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor and later an adviser to Emperor Nero. While he was later forced to commit suicide for alleged complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors, he may have been innocent. His father was Seneca the Elder and his older brother was Gallio.