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  • The Enchiridion, or Handbookby Epictetus; George Long

    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...

  • Epictetusby Epictetus

    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...

  • Discourses and Selected Writingsby Epictetus

    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...

  • Of Human Freedomby Epictetus

    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... more...

  • The Discourcesby Epictetus

    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 author’s 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...

  • Encheiridionby Epictetus; Gerard Boter

    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...

  • The Art of Livingby Epictetus; Sharon Lebell

    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...

  • The Art of Livingby Epictetus; Sharon Lebell

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • The Art of Livingby Epictetus; Sharon Lebell

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • Enchiridionby Epictetus; George Long

    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...