The Rule of Musonius is a Rule of Life, a foundational principle which can be used by the Stoic προκόπτων to help train so he or she can regulate their life conformably to nature. The Rule is made up of two parts: The Seven Precepts, and Three Τόποι; ten parts which form both sides of the training of a philosopher. Musonius notes that there are two kinds of training, the training of body and soul together, and of soul alone. The Precepts and Τόποι cover these, respectively.
The Seven Precepts of Musonius
“If you accomplπροish something good with hard work, the labor passes quickly, but the good endures; if you do something shameful in pursuit of pleasure, the pleasure passes quickly, but the shame endures.”
— Musonius, Fragment 51
To speak plainly, and true.
We take it upon ourselves to speak truly, in the spirit of παρρησία, and with…
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