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Epictetus

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Works: 731 works in 2,677 publications in 7 languages and 25,654 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: B560.E5, 188
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The golden sayings of Epictetus by Epictetus( )

24 editions published between 1903 and 2019 in English and held by 1,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are these the only works of Providence within us? What words suffice to praise or set them forth? Had we but understanding, should we ever cease hymning and blessing the Divine Power, both openly and in secret, and telling of His gracious gifts? Whether digging or ploughing or eating, should we not sing the hymn to God: Great is God, for that He hath given us such instruments to till the ground withal: Great is God, for that He hath given us hands and the power of swallowing and digesting; of unconsciously growing and breathing while we sleep! Thus should we ever have sung; yea and this, the grandest and divinest hymn of all: Great is God, for that He hath given us a mind to apprehend these things, and duly to use them! What then! seeing that most of you are blinded, should there not be some one to fill this place, and sing the hymn to God on behalf of all men? What else can I that am old and lame do but sing to God? Were I a nightingale, I should do after the manner of a nightingale. Were I a swan, I should do after the manner of a swan. But now, since I am a reasonable being, I must sing to God: that is my work: I do it, nor will I desert this my post, as long as it is granted me to hold it; and upon you too I call to join in this self-same hymn."--Amazon.com
The enchiridion, or, Handbook : with a selection from the discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( )

8 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and held by 1,221 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
Discourses and Enchiridion by Epictetus( Book )

13 editions published between 1944 and 1972 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Handbook of Epictetus also known as Enchiridion written by legendary Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus is a manual of Stoic ethical advice. This great classic is, for many, required reading for various courses and curriculums. The philosophy of Epictetus, a freed slave in the Roman Empire, has been profoundly influential on Western thought: it offers not only stimulating ideas but practical guidance in living one's life
Epictetus; the Discourses as reported by Arrian, the Manual, and fragments by Epictetus( Book )

29 editions published between 1925 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EPICTETUS ('Acquired', probably his real name) was a crippled Greek slave of Phyrgia 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 'Encheiridion' or Handbook which gives briefly 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
How to be free : an ancient guide to the stoic life : Encheiridion and selections from Discourses by Epictetus( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born a slave, the Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus (c. 55-135 AD) taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison ... Freedom, for Epictetus, is not a human right or a political prerogative but a psychological and ethical achievement, a gift that we alone can bestow on ourselves ... How to Be Free features splendid new translations and the original Greek on facing pages, a compelling introduction that sets Epictetus in context and describes the importance of Stoic freedom today, and an invaluable glossary of key words and concepts. The result is an unmatched introduction to this powerful method of managing emotions and handling life's situations, from the most ordinary to the most demanding."--Provided by the publisher
The art of living : the classic manual on virtue, happiness, and effectiveness by Epictetus( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 602 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member 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 works of Epictetus : consisting of his Discourses, in four books, the Enchiridion, and Fragments by Epictetus( Book )

51 editions published between 1807 and 2018 in English and held by 497 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 : with the Encheiridion and Fragments by Epictetus( Book )

54 editions published between 1877 and 2019 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teaching of Epictetus: being the Encheiridion of Epictetus; with selections from the 'Dissertations' and 'Fragments.' by Epictetus( Book )

30 editions published between 1888 and 1905 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

9 editions published between 1903 and 1998 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses of Epictetus, as reported by Arrian, based on the translation of T.W. Higginson
Epictetus his Morals, with Simplicius his comment by Epictetus( )

20 editions published between 1694 and 1977 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses and selected writings by Epictetus( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member 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
All the works of Epictetus which are now extant : consisting of his Discourses, preserved by Arrian, in four books, the Enchiridion, and fragments by Epictetus( Book )

30 editions published between 1754 and 1768 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Enchiridion by Epictetus( Book )

4 editions published between 1950 and 1958 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entretiens by Epictetus( Book )

23 editions published between 1894 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member 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
Moral discourses. Enchiridion and fragments by Epictetus( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 1966 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encheiridion by Epictetus( Book )

11 editions published between 1529 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diese kritische Edition von Epiktets Encheiridion ist die erste, die auf einer vollständigen Wertung der gesamten Überlieferung basiert. Diese Überlieferung umfasst fast 60 erhaltene griechische Handschriften. Daneben sind die drei christlichen Bearbeitungen aus byzantinischer Zeit berücksichtigt worden, für die ebenfalls sämtliche handschriftliche Überlieferungen herangezogen wurden, sowie der Kommentar des Simplicius und die vollständige indirekte Überlieferung.Der griechische Text wird von vier Apparaten begleitet, in denen dem Benutzer der Inhalt der verschiedenen Zweige der Handschriften, die Parallelstellen aus den Diatriben, die Verweise auf die indirekten Überlieferungen sowie die direkt überlieferten Textvarianten dargeboten werden. Der Index verborum enthält alle Wörter des Encheiridions
The Cynic philosophers : from Diogenes to Julian by Julian Of Norwich( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From around 500 BC, the Cynic philosophers sought to cure humanity of greed and vice, guaranteeing happiness through freedom of speech, poverty, self-sufficiency and physical hardiness. In this collection of writings from Diogenes to the Roman emperor Julian, the history and experiences of the Cynic philosophers are explored
 
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The art of living : the classic manual on virtue, happiness, and effectiveness
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How to be free : an ancient guide to the stoic life : Encheiridion and selections from DiscoursesThe art of living : the classic manual on virtue, happiness, and effectivenessThe discourses of EpictetusDiscourses and selected writingsEntretiensEncheiridionThe Cynic philosophers : from Diogenes to Julian
Alternative Names
Ἐπτ̈̔«”αε·κτητος

Aibiketaide 50-130

Epict.

Epictet 50-130

Épictète

Épictète 50-130

Épictète, ca.50-ca.138

Epictète de Hierapolis 50-130

Epictetes 50-130

Epicteto

Epicteto 50-130

Epictetus Hierapolitanus 50-130

Epictetus Philosophus

Epictetus Philosophus 50-130

Epictetus Romanus 50-130

Epicticus 50-130

Ėpiktet

Épiktét 50-130

Epiktet, ca.50-ca.138

Epiktetas 50-130

Epiktetes 50-130

Epikteto, ca.50-ca.138

Epiktétos

Epiktētos 50-130

Epiktetos, ca.50-ca.138

Epiktetos Stoischer Philosoph 50-130

Epiktetos von Hierapolis 50-130

Epiktit

Epitecto 50-130

Epitteto

Epitteto 50-130

Epitteto, ca.50-ca.138

Ἐπίκτητος

עפיקטעט

爱比克泰德 50-130

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