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Author: Epictetus.; Robert F Dobbin
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2008.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Epictetus.; Robert F Dobbin
ISBN: 0140449469 9780140449464
OCLC Number: 223803326
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Description: xxiv, 276 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: The dscourses --
Fragments --
Enchiridion.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Epictetus.

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Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. Together with the "Enchiridion", a manual of his main ideas, this book argues  Read more...

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