Discourses and Selected Writings

Discourses and Selected Writings
Author: Epictetus
Publisher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2008-08-28
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 0141917482

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Contains The Discourses/Fragments/Enchiridion 'I must die. But must I die bawling?' Epictetus, a Greek Stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicopolis 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. 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. Translated and Edited with an Introduction by Robert Dobbin

Discourses and Selected Writings (Kartindo Classics Edition)

Discourses and Selected Writings (Kartindo Classics Edition)
Author: Epictetus
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2018-08-06
Genre:
ISBN: 9781724864000

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DESPITE BEING BORN into slavery, Greco-Roman philosopher Epictetus became one of the most influential thinkers of his time. Discourses and Selected Writings is a transcribed collection of informal lectures given by the philosopher around AD 108. A gateway into the life and mind of a great intellectual, it is also an important example of the usage of Koine or ?common? Greek, an ancestor to Standard Modern Greek. HOW A MAN ON EVERY OCCASION CAN MAINTAIN HIS PROPER CHARACTER.-To the rational animal only is the irrational intolerable; but that which is rational is tolerable. Blows are not naturally intolerable. How is that? See how the Lacedaemonians endure whipping when they have learned that whipping is consistent with reason. To hang yourself is not intolerable. When then you have the opinion that it is rational, you go and hang yourself. In short, if we observe, we shall find that the animal man is pained by nothing so much as by that which is irrational; and, on the contrary, attracted to nothing so much as to that which is rational. For more than 10 years, Kartindo Press has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 6500 titles, Kartindo Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Kartindo Classics Press (Kartindo.in) Offices: London, United Kingdom and Indore, India For more info please connect at [email protected]

The Discourses of Epictetus

The Discourses of Epictetus
Author: Epictetus
Publisher:
Total Pages: 588
Release: 1890
Genre: Conduct of life
ISBN:

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Epictetus

Epictetus
Author: Epictetus
Publisher:
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1916
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN:

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The Discourses of Epictetus

The Discourses of Epictetus
Author: Epictetus
Publisher: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2021-10-19
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 3986479376

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The Discourses of Epictetus Epictetus - The books did not have a formal title in ancient times. Although Simplicius called them Diatribai other writers gave them titles such as Dialexis , and Homiliai . The modern name comes from the titles given in the earliest medieval manuscript: "Arrian's Diatribai of Epictetus" . The Greek word Diatribai literally means "informal talks".As to the date, it is generally agreed that the Discourses were composed sometime in the years around 108 AD. Epictetus himself refers to the coins of Trajan, which shows he was teaching during that reign. Arrian was suffect consul in around 130, and since forty-two was the standard age for that position, he would have been at the right age of around twenty in 108. Furthermore the "commissioner" of the "free cities" to whom Discourse iii. 7 is addressed is thought to be the same man Pliny the Younger addresses his Letter viii. 24a letter which has been dated to around 108.

Caribbean Discourse

Caribbean Discourse
Author: Édouard Glissant
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1989
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780813913735

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Selected essays from the rich and complex collection of Edouard Glissant, one of the most prominent writers and intellectuals of the Caribbean, examine the psychological, sociological, and philosophical implications of cultural dependency.

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus
Author: Epictetus
Publisher:
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1912
Genre: Aphorisms and apothegms
ISBN:

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The Discourses of Epictetus and the Enchiridion (100 Copy Collector's Edition)

The Discourses of Epictetus and the Enchiridion (100 Copy Collector's Edition)
Author: Epictetus
Publisher: Royal Classics
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-01-28
Genre:
ISBN: 9781772269925

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The Discourses of Epictetus are a series of intensely practical informal lectures. Epictetus directs his students to focus attention on their opinions, anxieties, passions and desires, so that they may never fail to get what they desire. The purpose of his teaching was to make people free and happy. Also included is the Enchiridion.

Discourses, Fragments, Handbook

Discourses, Fragments, Handbook
Author: Epictetus
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2014-02-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0191641979

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'About things that are within our power and those that are not.' Epictetus's Discourses have been the most widely read and influential of all writings of Stoic philosophy, from antiquity onwards. They set out the core ethical principles of Stoicism in a form designed to help people put them into practice and to use them as a basis for leading a good human life. Epictetus was a teacher, and a freed slave, whose discourses have a vivid informality, animated by anecdotes and dialogue. Forceful, direct, and challenging, their central message is that the basis of happiness is up to us, and that we all have the capacity, through sustained reflection and hard work, of achieving this goal. They still speak eloquently to modern readers seeking meaning in their own lives. This is the only complete modern translation of the Discourses, together with the Handbook or manual of key themes, and surviving fragments. Robin Hard's accurate and accessible translation is accompanied by Christopher Gill's full introduction and comprehensive notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.