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The Resource Discourses and selected writings, Epictetus

Discourses and selected writings, Epictetus

Label
Discourses and selected writings
Title
Discourses and selected writings
Statement of responsibility
Epictetus
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"Epictetus, a Greek Stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicopolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together with the Enchiridion, a manual of his main ideas, and the fragments collected here, The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of Stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world." "In the introduction that accompanies his lively new translation, Robert Dobbin discusses Epictetus' life, his place in the Stoic tradition, his influence on world philosophies and his relevance in the modern day. This edition also includes a bibliography, notes and a glossary of names."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
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Epictetus
Dewey number
188
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Latin
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Dobbin, Robert F
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Ethics
  • Stoics
Label
Discourses and selected writings, Epictetus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xx-xxi)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The discourses
  • Fragments
  • Enchiridion
Control code
ocn223803326
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • translated and edited by Robert Dobbin.
Extent
xxiv, 276 pages
Isbn
9780140449464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Discourses and selected writings, Epictetus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xx-xxi)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The discourses
  • Fragments
  • Enchiridion
Control code
ocn223803326
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • translated and edited by Robert Dobbin.
Extent
xxiv, 276 pages
Isbn
9780140449464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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