The Lucan trilogy: 1 — Lucan, Stoic poet

[image: Lucan of Cordoba, modern bust, Wikipedia; this is essay #316 in the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” series]

Next week I will be traveling to Marshall University in West Virginia, for my first work-related trip since the beginning of the pandemic. My last trip of this kind took place on March 4–8, 2020 in Boston, to present a paper at the Northeast Modern Language Association on Stoicism in Tom Wolfe’s novel, A Man in Full. This time I will facilitate a workshop on Stoicism for veterans and their families, followed by a…