Synopses & Reviews
This is the complete works of Musonius Rufus (25-95CE), the man who taught Epictetus. While he was very well-known and respected during his time, he is less widely known now. He was a social activist, a proto-feminist, a vegetarian, and a minimalist. No topic is too small or too big for him. Here are some of the topics covered in this book * Women and men are equal. * Why hardships are of little importance? * Why everyone should study philosophy? * Where you live or are forced to live is of no importance. * Don't take things personally and be personally insulted. * Live "according to nature" * Live a virtuous family life. * Live a simple life. *Children should obey their parents, but not indiscriminately. *If you keep practicing virtue, you don't need anything special in your old age.