The first section of the book calls to question of the confusion regarding the Cynic tradition. While firmly in the Stoic camp myself, I like to read on the Cynics to inform why certain Stoic doctrines and practices are what they are.
The author’s wording makes it easy to confuse that Musonius and Epictetus were Cynics, which isn’t the case. To call their teachings “heavily Stoicised” is a bit silly. They were Stoics!
Generally, however, I’m looking forward to working through the Epistles. It should take about four months, all told.
This is part of the Cynic Epistles Reading Plan.