Text #3547Natural Questions. Series: The Complete Works of Lucius Annaeus Seneca .
[Bk. 7 Ch. 15 Verse 1 p. 124]
After the death of Demetrius, king of Syria, whose children were Demetrius and Antiochus, shortly before the Achaean war, a comet shone brightly, no smaller than the sun. At first it was a fiery, reddish circle, emitting bright light sufficient to overcome the darkness; then gradually its size contracted, and its brightness faded, and finally it disappeared totally1.
Demetrius I Soter died in 150 BC, and the war between the Achaean confederacy and Rome was in 146–145 [nE] ↩