Epictetus on Nero
What the Stoic philosopher actually said about the notorious Roman emperor
Epictetus, the great teacher, played his part in changing the leadership of Rome from the swill he had known in the Nero White House to the power and decency it knew under Marcus Aurelius. — Stockdale, Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot
The Emperor Nero was, it’s fair to say, one of the most controversial Roman emperors. Some people believe tha…
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