tween these opinions; but do not
let it be with depression and anxiety, and the assumption that you are miserable, for no one compels you
to that. Is there smoke in my house? If it be moderate, I will stay; if very great, I will go out. For
you must always remember, and hold to this, that the
door is open. "You are forbidden to live at Nicopolis." Then I will not live there. " Nor at Athens."
Well, nor at Athens. " Nor at Rome." Nor at Rome.
"But you shall live at Gyaros."An island in the Aegean Sea, to which the Romans used to banish criminals. -C. I will live there.
But suppose that living at Gyaros seems to me like
living in a great smoke. I can then retire where no
one can forbid me to live, for it is an abode open to
all, and put off my last garment, this poor body of
mine; beyond this, no one has any power over me.
Thus Demetrius said to Nero: "You sentence me
to death; and Nature you." If I prize my body first,
I have surrendered myself as a slave; if my estate,
the same; for