Source Texts Seneca Seneca the Younger, transitioned through different stages of his life. It’s difficult to frame him within a philosophy, but during his last years he found a very Epicurean and Cynical way of life. Epictetus Epictetus and freedom of soul were synonymus. There isn’t another author which mentions so much this Virtue as Epictetus does. What has in common with Cynics? Why freedom and Cynicism Virtue correlate that much.