The Slave and the Emperor: Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius on Power and the Good Life
October 15, 2012 Length: 59:03How could a slave and a Roman emperor possibly agree about the nature of the good life? In this lecture, Dr. Robert Thomas Llizo of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University explains how the shared Stoic philosophy of Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius shaped their thinking about what it means to live a good life, and how the Stoic teaching about power and human corruption might cause us to rethink our assumptions about the corrupting effects of power.
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