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Seneca the Younger (4 BCE - 65 CE) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist. Born in Cordoba in Hispania and raised in Rome, he lived most of his life in Rome except for 8 years in exile on the Island of Corsica. In 65 CE, he was forced by Roman Emperor Nero to commit suicide due to possibly trumped up charges that he was involved in a plot to assassinate Nero. Seneca the Younger wrote Questionaes Naturales in Latin. His section on Earthquakes is titled Book IV - De Terrae Motu (concerning earthquakes). At the beginning of the chapter he mentions the then recent Campanian Earthquake of 62/63 CE indicating that this section was put in final form between 62/63 CE and his forced suicide in 65 CE.