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Arrian's Discourses of Epictetus
That when we cannot fulfil that which the character of a man promises, we assume the character of a philosopher.
What is the matter on which a good man should be employed, and in what we ought chiefly to practise ourselves.
1 See Schweig.'s note.
2 The text is obscure, and perhaps there is something wrong, Schweighaeuser has a long note on the passage.
3 He alludes to the factions in the theatres, iii. 4, 4; iv. 2–9. Upton.
4 See i. 25. note 1; iv. 7. 17.
5 Masurius Sabinus was a great Roman jurisconsult in the times of Augustus and Tiberius. He is sometimes named Masurius only (Persius, v. 90). C. Cassius Longinus was also a jurist, and, it is said, a descendant of the Cassius, who was one of the murderers of the dic- tator C. Caesar. He lived from the time of Tiberius to that of Ves- pasian.
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