Musonius Rufus


Gaius Musonius Rufus (c. 30 CE - c. 101 CE) was an influential 1st-century CE Stoic philosopher. While in modern times he is best known for being the teacher of Epictetus (c. 50 CE - c. 130 CE), Rufus was a highly respected figure in ancient times, considered by Origen a 'Roman Socrates' and by Tacitus as the foremost Stoic of his day. His life was an example of Stoic apathetic resistance to corrupt leadership and to the vicissitudes of time.

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