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Musonius Rufus (1st century AD)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A072-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Article Summary

Gaius Musonius Rufus was a Stoic philosopher who taught in Rome. Active on the margins of political life, he was twice exiled and recalled. His surviving work focuses on practical ethics. Besides his distinctive views on marriage, sexual morality and women’s education, Musonius is important for his influence on Epictetus.

Citing this article:
Inwood, Brad. Musonius Rufus (1st century AD), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A072-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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