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Musonius Rufus by Musonius Rufus
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Besides the numerous letters and essays from Seneca; besides Meditations by Marcus Aurelius; besides the Enchiridion and the Discourses by Epictetus, there aren't many writings or sayings from actual, practicing ancient Stoics that have survived the ages. Cicero writes extensively of the Stoics as does Diogenes Laertius. We have bits of pieces from Chrysippus, Zeno and others, but not to the extent of the ones listed above.

We don't have bits and pieces of writings for Musonius Rufus, nor do we have a lot. This book is around 100 pages and doesn't take long to read. But in those few pages are bits of profound and sometimes controversial bits of wisdom.

For the practicing Stoic, this book should be on your shelf and read somewhat often. I plan to re-read this book a few more times and add my commentary to.
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July 7, 2020 – Started Reading
July 7, 2020 – Shelved
July 7, 2020 – Shelved as: 2020-books-to-read
October 2, 2020 – Finished Reading

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