Very little is known of the life of Epictetus.
It is said that he was a native of Hierapolis in Phrygia,
a town between the Maeander and a branch of the Maeander
named the Lycus. ...
Epictetus (ca. 50-ca. 135) was a Greek philosopher who believed that man should concern himself only with what he can control and suffer what he cannot influence.Epictetus was born a slave in Hierapol...
A slave who lived for many years in Rome, Epictetus was also a Stoic philosopher who taught that wisdom consisted in achieving independence from external circumstances and in learning to meet adversit...