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The Handbook (The Encheiridion)

The Handbook (The Encheiridion)

  • Author: Epictetus
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603845593
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 35
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From the Introduction: "Stoic philosophy, of which Epictetus (c. a.d. 50–130) is a representative, began as a recognizable movement around 300 b.c. Its founder was Zeno of Cytium (not to be confused with Zeno of Elea, who discovered the famous paradoxes). He was born in Cyprus about 336 b.c., but all of his philosophical activity took place in Athens. For more than 500 years Stoicism was one of the most influential and fruitful philosophical movements in the Graeco-Roman world. The works of the earlier Stoics survive only in fragmentary quotations from other authors, but from the Renaissance until well into the nineteenth century, Stoic ethical thought was one of the most important ancient influences on European ethics, particularly because of the descriptions of it by Cicero, through surviving works by the Stoics Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and also Epictetus--and also because of the effect that it had had in antiquity, and continued to have into the nineteenth century, on Christian ethical views. Nowadays an undergraduate or graduate student learning about ancient philosophy in a university course may well hear only about Plato and Aristotle, along perhaps with the presocratics; but in the history of Western thought and education this situation is somewhat atypical, and in most periods a comparable student would have learned as much or more about Stoicism, as well as two other major ancient philosophical movements, Epicureanism and Scepticism. In spite of this lack of explicit acquaintance with Stoic philosophers and their works, however, most students will recognize in Epictetus various ideas that are familiar through their effects on other thinkers, notably Spinoza, in our intellectual tradition."

How to Be Free

How to Be Free

An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life

  • Author: Epictetus
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691177716
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 232
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A superb new edition of Epictetus’s famed handbook on Stoicism—translated by one of the world’s leading authorities on Stoic philosophy Born a slave, the Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus (c. 55–135 AD) taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison. In How to Be Free, A. A. Long—one of the world’s leading authorities on Stoicism and a pioneer in its remarkable contemporary revival—provides a superb new edition of Epictetus’s celebrated guide to the Stoic philosophy of life (the Encheiridion) along with a selection of related reflections in his Discourses. Freedom, for Epictetus, is not a human right or a political prerogative but a psychological and ethical achievement, a gift that we alone can bestow on ourselves. We can all be free, but only if we learn to assign paramount value to what we can control (our motivations and reactions), treat what we cannot control with equanimity, and view our circumstances as opportunities to do well and be well, no matter what happens to us through misfortune or the actions of other people. How to Be Free features splendid new translations and the original Greek on facing pages, a compelling introduction that sets Epictetus in context and describes the importance of Stoic freedom today, and an invaluable glossary of key words and concepts. The result is an unmatched introduction to this powerful method of managing emotions and handling life’s situations, from the most ordinary to the most demanding.

The Enchiridion

The Enchiridion

  • Author: Epictetus
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 132978264X
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The Enchiridion, Or, Manual, of Epictetus

The Enchiridion, Or, Manual, of Epictetus

Translated from the Greek ; Carefully Corrected

  • Author: Epictetus
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ethics
  • Page: 128
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Discourses, Fragments, Handbook

Discourses, Fragments, Handbook

  • Author: Epictetus,,Robin Hard,Christopher Gill
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199595186
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 355
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This is the only complete modern translation of Epictetus's Discourses, together with the Handbook and fragments. A major work of Stoic practical ethics, the Discourses teach that the basis of happiness is up to us. This accessible new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and thorough notes.

Epictetus

Epictetus

A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life

  • Author: A. A. Long
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199245568
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 310
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A.A. Long, a leading scholar of later ancient philosophy, gives the definitive presentation of the thought of Epictetus for a broad readership, showing its continued relevance.

Discourses and Selected Writings

Discourses and Selected Writings

  • Author: Epictetus
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141917482
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 304
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Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together with the Enchiridion, a manual of his main ideas, and the fragments collected here, The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.

Discourses of Epictetus

Discourses of Epictetus

  • Author: Epictetus
  • Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781290621250
  • Category:
  • Page: 570
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

  • Author: Epictetus
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1329784073
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 66
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The Golden Sayings of Epictetus is one of three key texts, along with the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius and Seneca's Letters From A Stoic, from which we know the philosophy of Stoicism.

Epictetus: Quotes & Facts

Epictetus: Quotes & Facts

  • Author: Blago Kirov
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 136574938X
  • Category: Reference
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This book is an anthology of quotes from Epictetus and selected facts about Epictetus. “A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope” “All religions must be tolerated... for every man must get to heaven in his own way.” “Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him.” “Asked, who is the rich man? He who is content.” “Circumstances don't make the man, they only reveal him to himself.” “Control thy passions lest they take vengeance on thee.” “Do not try to seem wise to others.” “Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it.” “Don't live by your own rules, but in harmony with nature” “Events do not just happen, but arrive by appointment.”