The Stoic philosopher Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD) was born in Corduba, Spain. He was a tutor of Nero. In 65 AD he was ordered to commit suicide.
|Sub Tiberio Caesare cohortes in auxilium Ostiensis coloniae cucurrerunt tamquam conflagrantis, cum caeli ardor fuisset per magnam partem noctis parum lucidus, ut crassi fumidique ignis.||In the reign of Tiberius Caesar watchmen rushed to the aid of the colony at Ostia just as though it were ablaze, since throughout most of the night there had been a glow in the sky, dull, as of a thick smoky fire.
Translation: Loeb, G.P. Goold.