Epictetus | engleski leksikon

1. Epictetus

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(c. AD 55-135) Greek Stoic philosopher who encouraged people to refrain from self-interest and to promote the common good of humanity. He believed that people were in the hands of an all-wise providence and that they should endeavor to do their duty in the position to which they were called.
Born at Hierapolis in Phrygia, he lived for many years in Rome as a slave but eventually secured his freedom. He was banished by the emperor Domitian from Rome in AD 89.

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