Sejanus, the favourite of Tiberius, and Musonius Rufus the Stoic were natives of the place.
Among his friends were Tacitus and Suetonius, as well as Frontinus, Martial and Silius Italicus; and the Stoics, Musonius and Helvidius Priscus.
MUSONIUS RUFUS, a Roman philosopher of the 1st century A.D., was born in Etruria about A.D.
73) has preserved a passage from Musonius, in which that philosopher expressly states that the ancient law-givers inflicted punishments on females who caused themselves to abort.
He managed, however, to attend the lectures of the Stoic Musonius Rufus, and subsequently became a freedman.
From Seneca we turn, not without satisfaction, to men of sterner mould, such as Musonius Rufus, who certainly deserves.
Epictetus testifies to the powerful hold he acquired upon his pupils, each of whom felt that Musonius spoke to his heart.
Musonius had recommended marriage and condemned unsparingly the exposure of infants.