Book Club: The Inner Citadel, 4, The philosopher-slave and the emperor-philosopher

Theater at Hierapolis, photo by the Author

How many men — like Chrysippus, like Socrates, like Epictetus — has Eternity swallowed up! (Meditations, VII.19.2)

Eternity may have swallowed these men up, as Marcus Aurelius says here, but they sure left a mark on his own famous book, the…