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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95
The Enchiridion, or Handbook was written by a student of Epictetus in the 2nd century. It is a short guide to ethical living, and its focus is more practical than the metaphysical treatises of earlier Greek philosophers. It assumes that "some things are up to us and some are not up to us," and instructs the reader how to deal well with what... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
The Discourses by Epictetus is a record of different conversations that transpired between him and his pupil. These are aimed at explaining the authors philosophy about how to live a serene life. Discussing a wide range of topics, from steadfastness to weaknesses, from fear to poverty and from happiness to the lack of it, this is... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.98
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... more...
- NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 9.99
Epictetus, a great philosopher taught the importance of control over one's own mind and will, for true happiness must not depend on things one cannot control. Unlike most philosophers, Epictetus taught not for the select few, but for the many and humble. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 7.98
In this personal and practical guide to moral self-improvement and living a good life, the second-century philosopher Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, stubbornness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 9.99
Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95
The ne plus ultra of Stoicism, Discourses outline clear-cut principles of right conduct and true thinking, offering secular thinkers a mode of reasoning that dismisses the strictures of absolutism and emotionalism in exchange for a more peaceful and productive life. The Discourses report wide-ranging discussions between Epictetus and his students.... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95
In this compilation of Books 3 and 4 of Epictetus' Discourses ? the second of a two-volume set ? the philosopher discusses the quest for freedom, the nature of solitude, cynicism, fear, discretion, the avoidance of quarrels, and other subjects of enduring interest and concern. more...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 84.00
The philosopher Epictetus? Encheiridion (?Little Handbook?), written c. AD 100, is one of the most influential works of Stoic philosophy. The Greek text presented here is the first oneto be based an a full evaluation of the complete tradition. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99
Although he was born into slavery and endured a permanent physical disability, Epictetus (ca. 50?ca. 130 AD) maintained that all people are free to control their lives and to live in harmony with nature. We will always be happy, he argued, if we learn to desire that things should be exactly as they are. After attaining his freedom, Epictetus spent... more...