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Some recent work on Seneca suggests that one should see his prose writings and his tragedies as complementary sides of his thought (Wray 2009).
Seneca's writings are stunningly diverse in their generic range.
In part, this renewed interest is the result of a general reappraisal of Roman culture.
It is also fuelled by major progress that has been made in our understanding of Greek Hellenistic philosophy, and by recent developments in contemporary ethics, such as a renewed interest in the theory of emotions, roles and relationships, and the fellowship of all human beings.
In recent years, however, many scholars have come to adopt a different view.
They find in Seneca a subtle author who speaks very directly to modern concerns of shaping ourselves and our lives.