Album / Art Resource, NY

PAUL’S PEN PAL. One of the rediscovered apocryphal texts details a conversation between the Roman philosopher Seneca and the apostle Paul. The stoic statesman Seneca, famous for his works of philosophy and drama, is also known for being forced by Roman Emperor Nero to commit suicide. The famous Spanish purismo artist Eduardo Rosales’s original painting of Seneca philosophizing is part of a private collection.