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Epictetus I: The Discourses as Reported by Arrian, Books I-II (Loeb Classical Library 131)

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Epictetus was a crippled Greek slave of Phrygia during Nero's reign (54–68 CE) who heard lectures by the Stoic Musonius before he was freed. Expelled with other philosophers by the emperor Domitian in 89 or 92 he settled permanently in Nicopolis in Epirus. There, in a school which he called 'healing place for sick souls', he taught a practical philosophy, details of which were recorded by Arrian, a student of his, and survive in four books of Discourses and a smaller Encheiridion, a handbook which gives briefly the chief doctrines of the Discourses. He apparently lived into the reign of Hadrian (117–138 CE).

Epictetus was a teacher of Stoic ethics, broad and firm in method, sublime in thought, and now humorous, now sad or severe in spirit. How should one live righteously? Our god-given will is our paramount possession, and we must not covet others'. We must not resist fortune. Man is part of a system; humans are reasoning beings (in feeble bodies) and must conform to god's mind and the will of nature. Epictetus presents us also with a pungent picture of the perfect (Stoic) man.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Epictetus is in two volumes.

Synopsis:

Unlike his predecessors, Epictetus (c. 50-120 CE), who grew up as a slave, taught Stoicism not for the select few but for the many. A student, the historian Arrian, recorded Epictetus's lectures and, in the Encheiridion, a handbook, summarized his thought.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Bibliography

Symbols

Discourses

Book I

Book II

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674991453
Other:
Epictetus
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Translator:
Oldfather, W. A.
Author:
Oldfather, W. A.
Author:
Epictetus
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Philosophy, ancient
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Greek literature
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
131
Publication Date:
January 1925
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Index
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 11 oz

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