This is veiled symbolism in what the meaning of stoicism is! The word has to do with fire! Where the early philosophers only reactionary to those whom they caused pain (fire) in?
Both Hitler and the Romans were stoicism! That is why it is illegal to create civil unrest as a President- it is also stoicism! Psychiatry too is stoicism! Why? You are challenging a human beings belief system! By its very nature you are creating fire!
Was Stocism really a means by which a mentally retarded aristocratic class dealt and coped with a race capable of prophetic thinking. Prophetic thinking being the simple ability to put two and two together! There is strong historical evidence that is true!
As such there is deep symbolism in the abnormal motivations of stoicism philosophy!
Thomas Paul Murphy