"Epictetus also had a lamp, said the dean"
Epictetus was a Greek philosopher known for his writing on Stoicism. Born a slave, he lived in Rome before being exiled to Nicopolis in Greece. Although he didn't record his thought, his teachings were written down by his follower Arrian and published as the Discourses. Epictetus taught that philosophy was a way of life rather than an abstract preoccupation, and that suffering is caused by individuals trying to control what was beyond them.