Death of Seneca

And Nero condemned him to kill himself. Due to his age and Stoic diet the blood was slow in flowing from his wrists. In frustration, Seneca demanded poison. But the poison also failed to kill him. Meanwhile, his wife showed her loyalty by slicing her own wrists to which Nero commanded that she be saved. Her wrists were bound and she no more tried to kill herself. Seneca dictated some additional words to a scribe and again said goodbye to his friends, before entering the baths. He wandered into a steam room and used the dense water vapors to suffocate himself.

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