b. ca. 55 BC in Corduba; d. no later than AD 41; Roman rhetor; father of the philosopher Seneca  the Younger.
Works Rhetorical textbook including: collection of legal cases, dicta, model, and practice speeches (declamations).
Manuscripts There are two traditions of the manuscript transmission, namely: (1) Antverpiensis, Bruxellensis, and Vaticanus, which are all based on a single common manuscript, now lost; and (2) the Codex Montepessulanus, which is the most important of approximately 90 manuscripts that transmit excerpts from the
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