Summary: In his Ad Marciam, Seneca makes use of the technique of prosopopeia in order to
address Marcia in the guise of the philosopher Areus, Nature, and her father Cordus, who is
now deified and speaking from the perspective of providence. These addresses form a series
of exhortations which are involved in the project of consolation and give a philosophical
structure to a text oft maligned as incoherent.