Stoicism under Nero and the Flavians
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Unshaken by the deaths of Seneca, Thrasea and Barea, the Stoics continued to be the most vigorous philosophical sect in the Roman world, although Platonists and Epicureans remained active. In this chapter, which covers the period from the accession of Nero (54 CE) to the end of the reign of Domitian (96 CE), almost all the philosophers whom we shall discuss were Stoics. We shall need first to review the social and political context of Stoicism in this period.