Book Club: The Inner Citadel, 5, The beautifully coherent Stoicism of Epictetus

Philippeion at Olympia, foto by the Author

The Inner Citadel, Pierre Hadot’s classic that helped putting Stoicism back on the map of practiced philosophies, is an in-depth commentary on Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations. But we have seen last time that this in turn cannot be done without taking in due consideration the enormous influence Epictetus had on the emperor-philosopher. The fifth chapter of…