- Author:Robin Hard,Christopher Gill,Epictetus
- Publisher:Oxford University Press; Critical ed. edition (March 1, 2014)
- Pages:400 pages
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Epictetus' Discourses have been the most widely read and influential of all writings of Stoic philosophy, from antiquity .
Epictetus' 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.
Epictetus' Discourses have been the most widely read and influential of all writings of Stoic philosophy, from antiquity . This is the only complete modern translation of the Discourses, together with the Handbook or manual of key themes, and surviving fragments.
Confessions (Oxford World's Classics) by Saint Augustine Paperback . You can, of course, purchase this book which includes both the Discourses and the Handbook.
This book is an extended variation on the stoic philosophy of Epictetus best captured by this passage from the first entry of his Handbook: Some things are up to us and others are not. Up to us are opinion, impulse, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever is our own action. It’s just that the Handbook alone provides a more manageable distillation of Epictetus's philosophy. You should definitely read one of them though.
Christopher Gill has written extensively on ancient philosophy, especially on Hellenistic and Roman ethics and psychology.
This Oxford World's Classic version is based on the 1925 Oldfather Loeb Greek .
Epictetus was born a slave around 50 . Later he was owned by a member of Nero's court in Rome. Arrian distilled Epictetus' main themes into a collection of passages titled the Handbook. Only four of the informal lectures, some fragments, and the Handbook remain. Matheson (Oxford), and Renato Laurenti's 1960 Italian translation (Bari).
Discourses, Fragments, Handbook book Again, in this situation I think Epictetus’s hard division between things outside or within our control blinds him to the dialogue between.
Discourses, Fragments, Handbook book. Again, in this situation I think Epictetus’s hard division between things outside or within our control blinds him to the dialogue between attitude and circumstances that comprise human life and happiness. The modern use of the word stoic -someone imperturbable, unemotional, unfeeling-is not entirely accurate as regards the original stoics.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA. Book theme: Ancient & Classical. Author: Robin Hard & Christopher Gill. Street Date: March 1, 2014.
Discourses, Fragments, Handbook. Epictetus Robin Hard and Christopher Gill. Oxford World's Classics. The only complete modern translation of Epictetus' Discourses, the most widely read and influential of all Stoic writings, together with the Handbook, and fragments. Comprehensive notes include useful summaries of individual discourses.