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Works: 1,893 works in 5,115 publications in 8 languages and 38,275 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Catalogs  Commentaries  History 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Dubious author, Artist, Editor
Classifications: B560.E5, 188
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The Enchiridion by Epictetus ( )
96 editions published between 1516 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discourses by Epictetus ( )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letter by Epictetus ( )
in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discourses and Enchiridion by Epictetus ( Book )
9 editions published between 1944 and 1972 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The discourses of Epictetus : with the Encheiridion and Fragments by Epictetus ( Book )
100 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The teaching of Epictetus, briefly expressed, is, that man ought to be thankful to God for all things, and always content with that which happens, for what God chooses is better than what men can choose (iv. c. 7). The Discourses of Epictetus with the Encheiridion and Fragments were translated into English by the learned lady Mrs. Elizabeth Carter; who is said to have lived to the age of eighty-nine. The fourth edition (1807) contains the translator's last additions and alterations. There is an Introduction to this translation which contains a summary view of the Stoic philosophy for the purpose of explaining Epictetus; and also there are notes to the translation. The editor of this fourth edition says that "the Introduction and notes of the Christian translator of Epictetus are, in the estimation of most readers, not the least valuable parts of the work:" and he adds "this was also the opinion of the late Archbishop Seeker, who though he thought very highly of the Philosophy of Epictetus, considered the Introduction and notes as admirably calculated to prevent any mistake concerning it, as well as to amend and instruct the world." The Introduction is certainly useful, though it is not free from errors. I do not think that the notes are valuable. I have used some of them without any remarks; and I have used others and made some remarks on them where I thought that Mrs. Carter was mistaken in her opinion of the original text, or on other matters. The translation of Mrs. Carter is good; and perhaps no Englishman at that time would have made a better translation. I intended at first to revise Mrs. Carter's translation, and to correct any errors that I might discover. I had revised about half of it, when I found that I was not satisfied with my work; and I was advised by a learned friend to translate the whole myself. This was rather a great undertaking for an old man, who is now past seventy-six. I have however done the work with great care, and as well as I could. I have always compared my translation with the Latin version and with Mrs. Carter's; and I think that this is the best way of avoiding errors such as any translator may make. A man who has not attempted to translate a Greek or Latin author does not know the difficulty of the undertaking. That which may appear plain when he reads often becomes very difficult when he tries to express it in another language. It is true that Epictetus is generally intelligible; but the style or manner of the author, or we may say of Arrian, who attempted to produce what he heard, is sometimes made obscure by the continual use of questions and answers to them, and for other reasons"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The Discourses as reported by Arrian ; The manual ; and, the fragments by Epictetus ( Book )
82 editions published between 1925 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epictetus ('Acquired', probably his real name) was a crippled Greek slave of Phrygia during Nero's reign (A.D.54-68) who heard lectures by the Stoic Musonius before he was freed. Expelled with other philosophers by the emperor Domitian in 89 or 92 he settled permanently in Nicopolis in Epirus and, in a school which he called 'healing place for sick souls', taught a practical philosophy, details of which were taken down by his pupil Flavius Arrianus and survive in four books of 'Diatribae' or Discourses and a smaller 'Encheiridon' or Handbook which gives brifly the chief doctrines of the other work. He lived apparently into the reign of Hadrian (A.D. 117-138). Epictetus was a teacher and preacher of practical Stoic ethics, broad and firm in method, sublime in thought, and now humorous, now sad or severe in spirit. How should one live righteously? Our god-given will is our paramount possession, and we must not covet others'. We must not resist fortune. Man is part of a system of men and God; men are reasoning beings (in feeble bodies) and must conform to God's mind and the will of nature. Epictetus presents us also with a pungent picture of the perfect (Stoic) man
Enchiridion made English in a poetical paraphrase by Epictetus ( )
68 editions published between 1692 and 1864 in 3 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epictetus; the Discourses as reported by Arrian, the Manual, and fragments by Epictetus ( Book )
22 editions published between 1925 and 1967 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enthält: Bd. 1: Discourses, books 1+2; Bd. 2: Discourses, books 3+4, the Manual and Fragments
The Enchiridion, or, handbook with a selection from the discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus ( )
4 editions published between 1888 and 2009 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Enchiridion, or Handbook of Epictetus, is a short manual of ethical advice compiled by Arrian, who had been a pupil of Epictetus at the beginning of the 2nd century. Although the content is derived from the Discourses of Epictetus, it is not a summary of the Discourses, but rather it is compilation of practical precepts. The Handbook is a guide to daily life. Unlike some of his forefathers in Greek philosophy (i.e. Plato and the other metaphysicians), Epictetus focuses his attention on how to practically apply oneself on a philosophical level. The primary theme in this short work is that o
The moral discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus ( Book )
27 editions published between 1899 and 1966 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stoic philosophy flourished in Rome about 3 centuries before Christ
The teaching of Epictetus: being the Encheiridion of Epictetus; with selections from the 'Dissertations' and 'Fragments.' by Epictetus ( Book )
55 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entretiens by Epictetus ( Book )
61 editions published between 1943 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of Epictetus. Consisting of his Discourses, in four books, the Enchiridion, and fragments by Epictetus ( Book )
36 editions published between 1807 and 2008 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Elizabeth Carter's version of Epictetus has outlived every English prose translation of its day, and has admirably held its ground with readers. I hesitated for some time, whether to call this book simply a revision of Elizabeth Carter's translation, or a new one based on hers. The latter alternative was finally chosen, less in order to claim for myself any credit of hers, than to save her from sharing any discredit of mine. Epictetus limits himself strictly to giving a code of practical ethics. Not ignoring metaphysics in their proper place, he directs his aims elsewhere. His essential principles are very simple. All things (he holds) receive their character from our judgment concerning them; all objects, all events, are merely semblances or phenomena, to be interpreted according to the laws which nature gives us. An obvious classification at once occurs; all things are either controllable by will, or uncontrollable"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus ( Book )
4 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epictetus his morals with Simplicius his comment. Made English from the Greek, by George Stanhope, D.D. Dean of Canterbury, and Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majesty by Epictetus ( )
49 editions published between 1694 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The philosophy of Epictetus by Epictetus ( Book )
8 editions published between 1903 and 1998 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discourses of Epictetus, as reported by Arrian, based on the translation of T.W. Higginson
Handbook of Epictetus by Epictetus ( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moral discourses. Enchiridion and fragments by Epictetus ( Book )
16 editions published between 1900 and 1966 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manuel d'Epictète by Epictetus ( Book )
74 editions published between 1591 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ce manuel a été composé par Arrien, disciple du stoïcien Epictète (50-130 env.) à partir des enseignements de ce dernier. Il est organisé, conformément à l'enseignement d'Epictète, selon une structure ternaire qui est celle des trois disciplines du jugement, du désir et de l'action, dans une visée avant tout parénétique
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