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pubOne.­info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. Are these the only works of Providence within us? What words suffice to praise or set them forth? Had we but understanding, should we ever cease hymning and blessing the Divine Power, both openly and in secret, and telling of His gracious gifts? Whether digging or ploughing or eating, should we not sing the hymn to God:­—

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Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-­three witty, wise, and razor-­sharp instructions that make up, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.

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A new translation of the influential teachings of the great Stoic philosopher
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.
About the AuthorEpictetus (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 . . .

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“How then do men act?­”

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus is one of three key texts, along with the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius and Seneca’s Letters From A Stoic, from which we know the philosophy of Stoicism.

Epictetus (ca. 50–ca. 130 AD) primarily taught about the philosophy of happiness and virtue. To Epictetus, external happenings were determined by fate, and were therefore beyond human control. He believed that people could accept whatever happened to them in a calm and unemotional manner if they recognized that certain things were not under their control. Even though fate played a role in events, Epictetus still believed that individuals were responsible for their own actions.

Although he was born into slavery and endured a permanent physical disability, Epictetus maintained that all people are free to control their lives and to live in harmony with nature. We will always be happy, he argued, if we learn to desire that things should be exactly as they are.

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The Enchiridion by Epictetus "The Enchiridion", or "Handbook", is a summary of the teachings of the slave-­turned-­Stoic philosopher Epictetus (first century A.­D.­) posthumously compiled and published by one of Epictetus' students. Though brief, this work is universally considered to be the living spirit of Stoicism, wherein the principles of right conduct and true thinking are outlined. "The Enchiridion" has played a significant role in the development of modern philosophy and intellectual attitudes, showing secular thinkers how sound reasoning can free them from the shackles of absolutism and emotionalism and, in so doing, live a more tranquil and productive life.

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An extensive collection of the essential writings of ancient Stoicism and Epicureanism. Contains the Discourses and Enchiridion (handbook, manual) of Epictetus; Seneca's On Providence, On the Shortness of Life, On the Tranquility of Mind, and on Anger, as well as his letter on The Happy Life,; the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius; the complete extant writings of Epicurus; Lucretius' epic poem On the Nature of Things; and Horace's Epicurean odes alongside selections from The Lives of the Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius and two highly divergent interpretive essays that examine the precedents of these two main Hellenistic philosophies.

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Epictetus was an ancient Greek philosopher who lived between 55 and 135 AD and taught the philosophy of stoicism. Stoicism is the school of philosophy that teaches one to detach oneself from ones emotions so that truth may be derived from ones reason. To the stoic this detachment allows the natural law of the universe to reveal itself and harmony with the world can be achieved. This philosophy is exemplified in the "Enchiridion", which serves as a manual for the everyday practice of this philosophy. A more detailed examination of the philosophy of stoicism can be found within the discourses of Epictetus, of which a representative selection is presented here in this volume translated by George Long.

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The Enchiridion by Epictetus
The Enchiridion or Manual of Epictetus (Ancient Greek: Ἐγχειρίδιον Ἐπικτήτου, Enkheirídion Epiktḗtou) is a short manual of Stoic ethical advice compiled by Arrian, a 2nd-­century disciple of the Greek philosopher Epictetus.
Although the content is similar to the Discourses of Epictetus, it is not a summary of the Discourses but rather a compilation of practical precepts. Eschewing metaphysics, Arrian focused his attention on Epictetus's work applying philosophy in daily life. The primary theme is that one should accept what happens:
What upsets people is not things themselves but their judgments about the things. For exexample, "death is nothing dreadful (or else it would have appeared dreadful to Socrates)...­"

The little book by Epictetus called Enchiridion or “manual” has played a disproportionately large role in the rise of modern attitudes and modern philosophy. As soon as it had been translated into the vernacular languages, it became a . . .

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According to Wikipedia: "Epictetus (Ancient Greek: πίκτητος; AD 55 AD 135) was a Greek sage and Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until banishment when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece where he lived the rest of his life. His teachings were noted down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses.­"

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