15. Seneca in Tacitus1

  1. Victoria Emma Pagán PhD
  1. James Ker BA, PhD

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354188.ch15

A Companion to Tacitus

A Companion to Tacitus

How to Cite

Ker, J. (2011) Seneca in Tacitus1, in A Companion to Tacitus (ed V. E. Pagán), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354188.ch15

Editor Information

  1. University of Florida, USA

Author Information

  1. the University of Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190329

Online ISBN: 9781444354188



  • Seneca in Tacitus;
  • Seneca, in Tacitus' Annals;
  • Tacitean Seneca, a writer;
  • Seneca's ‘primary’ status in the Annals;
  • near-execution of Seneca, by Caligula;
  • Seneca's emphatic passivity;
  • early speechwriting;
  • The letter on Agrippina;
  • Paulina in the death scene


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Measuring the Man

  • Seneca's First Mention

  • Writing the Writer

  • Conclusion

  • Guide to Further Reading