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From 63 he had absented himself from the Senate as a protest against injustice
and flattery, and he had been angry when the deification of Poppaea was voted (
Nero had killed her by a kick in 65, and then married Statilia Messalina in 66); he
her divorce from Nero in 62, and the characters include Seneca and Agrippina's
ghost. Seneca's moral writings had great influence and gained the respect of
later Christian writers: so much so that before a.d. 400 a forged correspondence ...
He foretells the advent of a Golden Age with young Nero's accession: it is not
known whether he lived long enough to change his mind. He is not very probably
the author of an anonymous Laus Pisonis, a panegyric on a Piso, probably the ...
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ROME AT THE CROSSROADS
The Growth of Romes Empire
The Senatorial Government
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