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Epictetus' Handbook and the Tablet of Cebes : Guides to Stoic Living - Keith Seddon

Epictetus' Handbook and the Tablet of Cebes

Guides to Stoic Living

Paperback Published: 1st November 2005
ISBN: 9780415324526
Number Of Pages: 282

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This new translation of two works, one by Epictetus and the other by Cebes, two ancient Greek philosophers of the Imperial period, are presented in new translations of clear, straightforward English.

In this book, readers will learn how to sustain emotional harmony and a 'good flow of life' whatever fortune may hold in store for them.

This modern English translation of the complete Handbook is supported by and includes:

* the first thorough commentary since that of Simplicius, 1500 years ago
* a detailed introduction
* extensive glossary
* index of key terms
* chapter-by-chapter discussion of themes
* helpful tables that clarify Stoic ethical doctrines as a glance.

Accompanying the Handbook is the Tablet of Cebes, a curious and engaging text. In complete contrast, yet complementing the Handbook's more conventional philosophical presentation, the Tablet shows progress to philosophical wisdom as a journey through a landscape inhabited by personifications of happiness, fortune, the virtues and vices.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Abbreviationsp. xiii
The Handbook of Epictetusp. 1
Introduction to Epictetusp. 3
Overviewp. 3
Lifep. 4
Writingsp. 6
The Discoursesp. 7
The Handbookp. 7
Fragmentsp. 7
Epictetus' Stoicismp. 8
Key conceptsp. 9
The promise of philosophyp. 9
What is really goodp. 10
What is in our powerp. 11
Making proper use of impressionsp. 13
The three topoip. 14
Godp. 20
On living in accordance with naturep. 22
Metaphors for lifep. 24
Making progressp. 27
The Handbook of Epictetus: translation and commentaryp. 31
The Tablet of Cebesp. 173
Introduction to the Tablet of Cebesp. 175
Overviewp. 175
Authorship and datep. 176
Outline of the Tabletp. 180
Is the Tablet Stoic?p. 183
The Tablet of Cebesp. 185
The story of Erp. 201
Tables, plans, and drawingp. 207
A page from the author's Stoic notebookp. 215
Epictetusp. 216
The Tablet of Cebesp. 233
Bibliographyp. 243
Index of key terms in the Handbook of Epictetusp. 267
Indexp. 276
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ISBN: 9780415324526
ISBN-10: 0415324521
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 1st November 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 16.92  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1