The Discourses of Epictetus

By: Gill, Christopher (editor)

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"Muncie Anderson" written in ink on inside cover page. ; Translation revised by Robin Hard

Yet the stress on endurance, self-restraint and the 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. Committed to communicating with the widest possible audience, Epictetus uses humor, imaginary conversations and homely comparisons to put his message across. The result is a perfect summary of 'the Roman virtues' —the brotherhood of man, universal justice, calm indifference in the face pain—which have proved so influential throughout Western history.

Title: The Discourses of Epictetus

Author Name: Gill, Christopher (editor)

Categories: Ancient & Classical,

Publisher: London, Everyman: 1995

ISBN Number: 0460873121

ISBN Number 13: 9780460873123

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 642