Musonius Rufus was the teacher of Epictetus and a contemporary of Seneca. Like Epictetus (and Socrates), Musonius is very practical in his advice. He was also very provocative as a proponent of a more egalitarian and feminist approach to doing philosophy.
The preferred translation is by Cynthia King; an adequate public domain version can be found at TheStoicLife.org... We will be focusing on the following:
Lectures 12-21 (XII-XXI) [pp. 55-81 in King's translation]
Sayings (Fragments) [pp. 85-92]
Musonius in Philostratus (not available on TheStoicLife.org) [pp. 93-94]
Letter to Pankratides (not available on TheStoicLife.org) [pp. 95-98]
PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED A PDF OF THE READING
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These regular meetings tend to proceed as follows...
1. The facilitator makes any administrative announcements there may be
2. Attendees share experiences with implementing any Stoic exercises/techniques
3. Attendees share insights gleaned from any ‘outside reading’
4. The main discussion proceeds until the end of the session
In terms of preparing for the main discussion, you may...
1. select a passage or two to share and discuss;
2. think of questions to propose (or answer) and/or
3. email me in advance (lastoics[at]gmail[dot]com) if you would like to ensure we cover something that you find particularly meaningful.
See you then!
-- Justin K.