Epictetus bust with circular base, reproduction of a sculpture made of moulded marble (marble powder with binder). Aged finish with the application of patinas based on natural earths that give it the appearance of an original antique sculpture embellished by the passage of time.
Total height: 30 cm. Width: 20 cm. Depth: 14 cm.
Bust height without base: 24 cm.
Base: Diameter 12 cm
Approx. weight: 4 Kg.
Epictetus bust with circular base. Recreation of a bust of Epictetus, made from ancient engravings. Reproductions of sculptures inspired by classical art. Handmade in Spain. Sculptures ideal for interior decoration (living rooms, halls, libraries and offices) and exteriors, gardens and terraces. Suitable for exposure to inclement weather.
Epictetus (55 AD – 135 AD) was a Greek philosopher of the Stoic school. He spent part of his life as a slave to Epaphroditus, a freedman secretary of Nero, and it is unknown when he was manumitted. In the year 93, he was exiled along with other philosophers residing in Rome by order of the emperor Domitian. In the Greek city of Nicopolis, Epictetus founded a school where he taught the principles of Stoic philosophy.
Epictetus has left a profound mark on philosophy with his practical approach to achieving inner tranquility and his emphasis on ethical living. Born as a slave, he lived by the teachings of Stoic philosophy, which advocates accepting what cannot be changed and focusing on what is within our control: our approach to circumstances, our reactions to them, our emotions, actions, and attitudes. Epictetus’s thinking continues to inspire those seeking to cultivate virtue and achieve serenity.
” Men are not so much concerned with real problems as with their imagined anxieties about real problems”. (Epictetus)
“Join what is spiritually superior, regardless of what other people think or do. Keep your true aspirations no matter what is happening around you.” (Epictetus)
Read more about the Stoic philosophers on our blog: Stoic Philosophers, a model of Strength and Joy