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The Resource Discourses and selected writings, translated and edited by Robert Dobbin

Discourses and selected writings, translated and edited by Robert Dobbin

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Discourses and selected writings
Title
Discourses and selected writings
Statement of responsibility
translated and edited by Robert Dobbin
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Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • 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
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Cataloging source
A7U
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Epictetus
Dewey number
188 EPI
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Dobbin, Robert
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Ethics
  • Ethics
Label
Discourses and selected writings, translated and edited by Robert Dobbin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
The discourses -- Fragments -- Enchiridion
Control code
ocn754885445
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 276 pages
Isbn
9780140449464
System control number
(OCoLC)754885445
Label
Discourses and selected writings, translated and edited by Robert Dobbin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
The discourses -- Fragments -- Enchiridion
Control code
ocn754885445
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 276 pages
Isbn
9780140449464
System control number
(OCoLC)754885445

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