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.
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About The Author
Epictetus (c. 55-135 AD) was a teacher and Greco-Roman philosopher. Originally a slave from Hierapolis in Anatolia (modern Turkey), he was owned for a time by a prominent freedman at the court of the emperor Nero. After gaining his freedom he moved to Nicopolis on the Adriatic coast of Greece and opened a school of philosophy there. His informal lectures (the Discourses) were transcribed and published by his student Arrian, who also composed a digest of Epictetus' teaching known as the Manual (or Enchiridion).
Series: Penguin Great Ideas
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 26th August 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 18.2 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.07
Edition Number: 1