Chrysippus, Epictetus, and wrongful devotion

Chrysippus died, we think, in 206 BCE. Diogenes Laertius says the cause of death was a fit of laughter. Though only fragments remain of his writings he is renowned to have written over 705 works. By the time Epictetus is exhorting and Arrian is copying around the end of the first century CE Chrysippus’ status …