Month: August 2023

  • STOIC CALENDAR: Herakleia 2023

    Augustus (or, Sextilis) XII marked the Roman Festival of Herculia which commemorated Hercules 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 for four reasons: Besides Epictetus the person, we…