In order to get an impression of the style of the "genuine" Seneca, we read part of one of his Moral Epistles, "On Learning Wisdom in Old Age". This gives a good idea of Seneca's approach to Stoicism, with its emphasis on the behavioral aspects of philosophy. We discussed the implied belief in a natural law, and compared this with CS Lewis' treatment of the same subject in "Mere Christianity".

We read the remainder of the Paul-Seneca correspondence, much of which, oddly, is taken up by a discussion of the order of names in the address. To some of us, the very trivial nature of the discussions was a mark of authenticity, since a forger would surely give a positively Christian bias to Paul's letters, at least.

We were left with a hung jury.