Stoicism and Skepticism: when Seneca mentions Cicero — Part I

Figs in Winter
12 min readSep 13, 2021
[image: Cicero (left) and Seneca (right)]

I have been practicing Stoicism for seven years now. And recently I developed a keen interest in Skepticism, particularly of the kind articulated by the Roman statesman and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 BCE). So the other day it occurred to me: does Seneca (who lived from 4 BCE to 65 CE) ever mention Cicero? He does, many times, though sometimes admiringly and at other…

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