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Classifications: B560.E5, 188
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Discourses and Enchiridion by Epictetus( Book )
15 editions published between 1944 and 1972 in English and held by 980 libraries worldwide
The Discourses of Epictetus are a series of extracts of the teachings of the Stoic philosopher Epictetus written down by Arrian approximately 108 AD. There were originally eight books, but only four now remain in their entirety, along with a few fragments of the others. In a preface attached to the Discourses, Arrian explains how he came to write them: "I neither wrote these Discourses of Epictetus in the way in which a man might write such things; nor did I make them public myself, inasmuch as I declare that I did not even write them. But whatever I heard him say, the same I attempted to write down in his own words as nearly as possible, for the purpose of preserving them as memorials to myself afterwards of the thoughts and the freedom of speech of Epictetus."--Wikipedia
The Enchiridion by Epictetus( Book )
127 editions published between 1529 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 713 libraries worldwide
Propose une version française d'une forme condensée du ##Manuel##, composé par Arrien, le disciple du stoïcien Epictète. Elle est précédée d'une introduction situant la vie d'Arrien; elle procure une analyse critique de chacun des chapitres du ##Manuel##, ce qui facilite la compréhension de la lecture, ainsi qu'une étude sur l'évolution de l'oeuvre à travers les âges. [SDM]
The moral discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )
29 editions published between 1902 and 1966 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
The art of living : the classic manual on virtue, happiness, and effectiveness by Epictetus( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Presents a new interpretation of first century's Epictetus' clearly stated guidelines for moral progress and personal character development
The discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )
12 editions published between 1766 and 2013 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Yet the stress on endurance, self—restraint and power of the will to withstand calamity can often seem coldhearted. It is Epictetus, a lame former slave exiled by the Emperor Domitian, who offers by far the most positive and humane version of stoic ideals. The Discourses, assembled by his pupil Arrian, catch him in action, publicly setting out his views on ethical dilemmas. -- Amazon
The philosophy of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )
8 editions published between 1903 and 1998 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Discourses of Epictetus, as reported by Arrian, based on the translation of T.W. Higginson
Epicteti Enchiridion, una cum Cebetis Tabula : Græcè & Latine, cum notis by Epictetus( Book )
98 editions published between 1607 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 304 libraries worldwide
The Discourses as reported by Arrian ; The manual ; and, the fragments by Epictetus( Book )
40 editions published between 1925 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 265 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
Vom Kynismus by Epictetus( Book )
13 editions published in 1978 in 5 languages and held by 239 libraries worldwide
The Encheiridion of Epictetus and its three Christian adaptations by Epictetus( Book )
11 editions published in 1999 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 222 libraries worldwide
"Epictetus' Encheiridion, which was composed by his pupil Arrian with the purpose of giving a comprehensive account of Epictetus' thought, has been transmitted in many sources. Besides the rich direct tradition there are three Christian adaptations, a voluminous commentary by the sixth-century philosopher Simplicius, as well as the indirect tradition."--BOOK JACKET. "In the first part of this book there is a full account of the transmission of Epictetus' Encheiridion and the three Christian adaptations, based on all extant manuscripts. The second part of the book contains critical editions of the four texts; for the Christian Encheiridion of Vaticanus graecus 2231 this is the editio princeps."--Jacket
Discourses and selected writings by Epictetus( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
"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
The works of Epictetus. Consisting of his discourses, in four books, the Enchiridion, and fragments by Epictetus( Book )
29 editions published between 1865 and 2015 in English and held by 209 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 works of Epictetus : consisting of his Discourses, in four books, the Enchiridion, and fragments by Epictetus( Book )
12 editions published between 1890 and 1918 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Entretiens by Epictetus( Book )
21 editions published between 1535 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Unlike his predecessors, Epictetus (c. 50-120 CE), who grew up as a slave, taught Stoicism not for the select few but for the many. A student, the historian Arrian, recorded Epictetus's lectures and, in the Encheiridion, a handbook, summarized his thought
To tou Epiktētou Encheiridion by Epictetus( Book )
37 editions published between 1748 and 1793 in 6 languages and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Epictetus his morals : with Simplicius his comment. Made English from the Greek, by George Stanhope by Epictetus( Book )
39 editions published between 1704 and 2005 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
The morals of Epictetus : made English, in a poetical paraphrase by Epictetus( Book )
19 editions published between 1737 and 1764 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Epictetus: a dialogue in common sense by John Bonforte( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Contributions toward a bibliography of Epictetus : a supplement by W. A Oldfather( Book )
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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Aibiketaide 50-130
Epictet 0050?-0130?
Epictet 50-130
Epictet d'Hieràpolis
Épictète 0050?-0130?
Épictète 50-130
Épictète asi 55-asi 135
Epictète, ca 50-ca 125
Epictète, ca 50-ca 130
Épictète ca50-ca138
Epictète de Hierapolis 50-130
Epictète, Manuel d' 55-135 e.Kr
Épictète philosophe grec, stoïcien
Epictetes 50-130
Epicteto 0050?-0130?
Epicteto 50-130
Epictetus 0050?-0130?
Epictetus ap 50-ap 138
Epictetus ca 55-135 e. Kr
Epictetus filosoof uit Romeinse Keizerrijk (50-120)
Epictetus Hierapolitanus 50-130
Epictetus Hierapolitanus Phryx 0050?-0130?
Epictetus Hierapolitanus sec. I-II
Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece
Epictetus Philosophus
Epictetus Philosophus 0050?-0130?
Epictetus Philosophus 50-130
Epictetus Romanus 50-130
Epicticus 50-130
Epiktet 0050?-0130?
Épiktét 50-130
Epiktet ca 55-135 e. Kr
Epiktet ca50-ca138
Epiktet filozof rzymski
Epiktet griechischer Philosoph
Epiktet z Hierapolis
Epiktetas 50-130
Epiktetes 50-130
Epikteto ca50-ca138
E̓píktētos 0050?-0130?
Epiktētos 50-130
Epiktetos ca50-ca138
Epiktetos Stoischer Philosoph 50-130
Epiktetos von Hierapolis 50-130
Epiktétosz ókori görög filozófus
E̓píktītos 0050?-0130?
Epitecto 50-130
Epitteto 0050?-0130?
Epitteto 50-130
Epitteto ca50-ca138
Epitteto filosofo greco antico
Epitteto sec. I-II
Manuel d'Epictète 55-135 e.Kr
Ἐπίκτητος 0050?-0130?
Επίκτητος άρχαιος Έλληνας στωικός φιλόσοφος
Эпиктет ap 50-ap 138
Эпиктет древнегреческий философ
اپیکتت فیلسوف در یونان باستان
爱比克泰德 50-130
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