Month: August 2022

  • STOIC CALENDAR: Herakleia 2022

    Augustus (or, Sextilis) XII marked the Roman Festival of Herculia which commemorated Herculi Invictus (Hercules the Victor). It corresponded with a very popular Athenian festival, Herakleia, held some day in the corresponding month of Metageitnion at the gymnasium of Cynosarges.  It’s fitting to commemorate Epictetus this day who has such close ties with Rome, his…