Enchiridion (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback)

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By Epictetus, George Long (Translator)
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Although he was born into slavery and endured a permanent physical disability, Epictetus (ca. 50-ca. 130 CE) maintained that all people are free to control their lives and 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. After attaining his freedom, Epictetus spent his career teaching philosophy and advising a daily regimen of self-examination. His pupil Arrian later collected and published the master's lecture notes; the Enchiridion, or Manual, is a distillation of Epictetus's teachings and an instruction manual for a tranquil life. Full of practical advice, this work offers guidelines for those seeking contentment as well as those who have already made some progress in that direction. Translated by George Long.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780486433592
ISBN-10: 0486433595
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: January 15th, 2004
Pages: 56
Language: English
Series: Dover Thrift Editions