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Most widely held works about Epictetus
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Most widely held works by Epictetus
The Enchiridion by Epictetus( )
123 editions published between 1516 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )
209 editions published between 1535 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,992 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"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Discourses by Epictetus( )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The golden sayings of Epictetus by Epictetus( )
26 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like those of Socrates and Christ, these aphorisms were transcribed by the disciples of the great Stoic
Letter by Epictetus( )
in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epictetus a poem, containing The Maxims of that Celebrated Philosopher, for the Government of the Passions in the Conduct of Life. Done from the Original Greek of Arrian, with Notes. Being an Epitome of the Morals of Epictetus, Translated from the Greek By Dr. Stanhope. To which is added, The Table of Cebes by Epictetus( Book )
221 editions published between 1538 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enth.: Die kunst, vernünftig zu leben / Epiktet. Wege zu sich selbst / Marc Aurel
The Discourses as reported by Arrian ; The manual ; and, the fragments by Epictetus( Book )
101 editions published between 1925 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 1,071 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
The moral discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )
62 editions published between 1899 and 1966 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stoic philosophy flourished in Rome about 3 centuries before Christ
Discourses and Enchiridion by Epictetus( Book )
15 editions published between 1944 and 1972 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epictetus his morals. Done from the original Greek, by a doctor of physick by Epictetus( )
85 editions published between 1694 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Enchiridion, or, handbook with a selection from the discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( )
5 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Enchiridion, or Handbook was written by a student of Epictetus in the 2nd century. It is a short guide to ethical living, and its focus is more practical than the metaphysical treatises of earlier Greek philosophers. It assumes that "some things are up to us and some are not up to us," and instructs the reader how to deal well with what life brings. It remained an important handbook for Christians and pagans alike for many centuries
Epicteti Enchiridion made English, in a poetical paraphrase. By Ellis Walker, M.A by Epictetus( )
33 editions published between 1697 and 1709 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epictetus; the Discourses as reported by Arrian, the Manual, and fragments by Epictetus( Book )
15 editions published between 1959 and 1967 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enthält: Bd. 1: Discourses, books 1+2; Bd. 2: Discourses, books 3+4, the manual and fragments
The art of living : the classic manual on virtue, happiness, and effectiveness by Epictetus( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a new interpretation of first century's Epictetus' clearly stated guidelines for moral progress and personal character development
The teaching of Epictetus: being the Encheiridion of Epictetus; with selections from the 'Dissertations' and 'Fragments.' by Epictetus( Book )
60 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of Epictetus. Consisting of his Discourses, in four books, the Enchiridion, and fragments by Epictetus( Book )
40 editions published between 1865 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 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)
Epicteti Dissertationes ab Arriano digestae by Epictetus( Book )
107 editions published between 1894 and 1966 in 8 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The philosophy of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )
7 editions published between 1903 and 1998 in English and held by 341 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 )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Handbook of Epictetus also known as Enchiridion written by legendary Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus is a manual of Stoic ethical advice. Compiled by Arrian, who was a student of Epictetus this great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, the Handbook of Epictetus is required reading for various courses and curriculums
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