Alas, poor Seneca, victim of the State

Posted: September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

“After a brief interrogation, Seneca was told to end his own life… He severed his arteries, but he was so old and emaciated that the blood hardly escaped; so he asked for the hemlock that he had stashed away for just that purpose, but that had little effect either. He died only when his slaves carried him into a hot bath and he suffocated in the steam.”  From article in NY Review of Books( http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/oct/09/how-stoical-was-seneca/?insrc=toc)

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