Musonius Rufus (1410 words)


Gaius Musonius Rufus (hereinafter M.) was a Stoic philosopher and teacher of Etruscan origin, active in the second half of the first century CE (c. 30-100 CE). M. was born in the Etruscan city of Volsinii (Bolsena), and his family was of equestrian status. His life is marked by three different periods of exile. During the first one, around the year 60 CE, he followed Rubellius Plautus who had been banished by Nero to Asia Minor (Tacitus, Ann. 15.71). After the assassination of Rubellius, M. came back to Rome to resume his teaching activity. The second period of exile took place immediately after the Pisonian conspiracy in 65 CE (Tacitus, Ann., 15.71; Cassius Dio, lxii. 27; Philostratus, Vit. Apoll., 7.…

Gazzarri, Tommaso. "Musonius Rufus". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 June 2016
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