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The Discourses of Epictetus : Everyman Library - Epictetus

The Discourses of Epictetus

Everyman Library

By: Epictetus, Christopher Gill (Editor), Robin Hard (Editor, Translator)

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Published: 2nd March 1995
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For centuries, Stoicism was virtually the unofficial religion of the Roman world

The stress on endurance, self-restraint, and power of the will to withstand calamity can often seem coldhearted. It is Epictetus, a lame former slave exiled by Emperor Domitian, who offers by far the most precise and humane version of Stoic ideals. The Discourses, assembled by his pupil Arrian, catch him in action, publicly setting out his views on ethical dilemmas.

Committed to communicating with the broadest possible audience, Epictetus uses humor, imagery conversations and homely comparisons to put his message across. The results are perfect universal justice and calm indifference in the face of pain.

The most comprehensive edition available with an introduction, notes, selected criticism, glossary, and chronology of Epictetus' life and times.

ISBN: 9780460873123
ISBN-10: 0460873121
Series: Everyman Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 2nd March 1995
Publisher: EVERYMAN PAPERBACK CLASSI
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.81 x 12.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised