Ancient Stoicism

Musonius’ Lectures

Time to take a look at Musonius Rufus, a preeminent Stoic in Imperial Rome, most famous nowadays for being Epictetus’ teacher (and thus an indirect influence on Marcus Aurelius). My notes in this post and the next are based on a new… Read More ›

Stoic astronomy

The Stoics were not interested just in ethics, even though that was the crucial aspect of their very practical philosophy. In going through the various chapters of the Cambridge Companion to the Stoics, we have looked at aspects of their… Read More ›

Stoicism and medicine

I am continuing my commentary of the excellent Cambridge Companion to the Stoics, of which I have published a number of installments already (e.g., here, here, here, here, and here). I’ve got to the chapter by R.J. Hankinson, on “Stoicism… Read More ›