Stoicism and Skepticism: when Seneca mentions Cicero — Part I

[image: Cicero (left) and Seneca (right); this is essay #324 in the Philosophy as a Way of Life series]

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…