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ISBN-10: 0140449469

ISBN-13: 9780140449464

Edition: 2008

Authors: Epictetus, Robert Dobbin, Robert Dobbin, Robert Dobbin, Robert Dobbin

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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 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,…    
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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.76" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Epictetus(c. AD 55135) was born into slavery in Anatolia (modern Turkey) but gained his freedom and moved to the coast of Greece, where he opened a school of philosophy. Robert Dobbinis the author of Epictetus Discourses: Book Oneas well as articles on Virgil, Plato, and Pythagoras.

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