Seneca, in the 114th piece of his Moral letters (written most
probably in the fall of 64 A.D.), evokes a part of Virgil's Georgics,
which he already quoted and construed more than 10 years earlier in De
clementia, addressed to Nero. At the same time, he lashes out on Maecenas.
Since Seneca mentions such characteristics of Maecenas that, according to
historical sources, resemble some of Nero's actions, and since he evokes a
fragment already analyzed for Nero, it seems very likely that the letter should
be viewed as the philosopher-statesman's critique of Nero.