ἀνέχου καί ἀπέχου –
ἀνέχου καί ἀπέχου can be translated into English as “bear and forebear” (my favorite), or also as “endure and renounce.” It is found attributed to Epictetus in a handful of sources.
Kevin was first exposed to Stoicism by a fortuitous twist of fate in a middle school Latin course, where he came to be known by the name of ‘Epictetus’ after finding a copy of “The Golden Sayings” on his family bookshelf (despite it being a Greek title). While studying a variety of philosophies and religions since, he always felt a pull back to Epictetus and Marcus, which resulted in his further study and practice in the School. Kevin’s philosophical work these days mostly focuses on Musonius Rufus and Epictetus with a strong orientation towards ἄσκησις.
Kevin has been involved with The College of Stoic Philsophers since 2014. He is a graduate of the SES Course and the Marcus Aurelius School, and is a Fellow of the College of Stoic Philosophers. He has been a Mentor and Tutor as well. He runs and writes the MountainStoic blog, and has made an appearance on Exeter College’s “Stoic Week” website and the “Traditional Stoicism” site.
In his free time, Kevin competes in Sumo wrestling, builds and uses analogue cameras, writes, and does tabletop roleplaying game design.