Doing some research into the age of seemingly modern proffessions I stumbled accross a guy called Epictetus. He was a greek stoic philiosopher but lived most of his life in Rome.

Beginning his life in Rome as a pauper (some accounts say a slave, others say a servant,) he rose to become an advisor to a senator before being thrown out of Rome by Nero. I can’t find anywhere exactly what kind of advice he was supposed to be giving but, given that his most famous attributed quote is “People are disturbed not by things but by the view they take of them,” I think I’m beginning to guess…

Epictetus was around 55 to 135 A.D. Anyone know of any B.C. PR gurus?

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