Lucius Annaeus

Bust of Lucius Annaeus

Lucius Annaeus

Born in Libya around 20 AD, Lucius Annaeus Cornutus, a Phoenician like the Stoic founder Zeno, was brought to Rome where he tutored Lucan and Persius. Editing Persius’ works after his death, Cornutus faced banishment from Nero when speaking honestly about Roman history. Despite the consequences, Cornutus remained steadfast in his commitment to truth and principles, emphasizing the importance of integrity. His relationships with students also underscored the significance of empathy and humanity in Stoic philosophy.

THE HALL OF STOIC PHILOSOPHERS

Junius Rusticus

Seneca

Marcus Aurelius

Epictetus

Statue of Thrasea Paetus

Thrasea Paetus

Lucius Annaeus

Diotimus

Publius Rutilius Rufus

Porcia of Cato

Cicero

Posidonius

Panaetius of Rhodes