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How to Be Free - An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life (Hardcover): Epictetus How to Be Free - An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life (Hardcover)
Epictetus; Translated by Anthony Long; Introduction by Anthony Long
R441 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R117 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A superb new edition of Epictetus's famed handbook on Stoicism-translated by one of the world's leading authorities on Stoic philosophy 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. In How to Be Free, A. A. Long-one of the world's leading authorities on Stoicism and a pioneer in its remarkable contemporary revival-provides a superb new edition of Epictetus's celebrated guide to the Stoic philosophy of life (the Encheiridion) along with a selection of related reflections in his Discourses. 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. We can all be free, but only if we learn to assign paramount value to what we can control (our motivations and reactions), treat what we cannot control with equanimity, and view our circumstances as opportunities to do well and be well, no matter what happens to us through misfortune or the actions of other people. 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.

Discourses, Fragments, Handbook (Paperback, Critical): Epictetus Discourses, Fragments, Handbook (Paperback, Critical)
Epictetus; Translated by Robin Hard; Introduction by Christopher Gill; Notes by Christopher Gill
R330 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R101 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'About things that are within our power and those that are not.' Epictetus's Discourses have been the most widely read and influential of all writings of Stoic philosophy, from antiquity onwards. They set out the core ethical principles of Stoicism in a form designed to help people put them into practice and to use them as a basis for leading a good human life. Epictetus was a teacher, and a freed slave, whose discourses have a vivid informality, animated by anecdotes and dialogue. Forceful, direct, and challenging, their central message is that the basis of happiness is up to us, and that we all have the capacity, through sustained reflection and hard work, of achieving this goal. They still speak eloquently to modern readers seeking meaning in their own lives. This is the only complete modern translation of the Discourses, together with the Handbook or manual of key themes, and surviving fragments. Robin Hard's accurate and accessible translation is accompanied by Christopher Gill's full introduction and comprehensive notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Enchiridion (Paperback, Dover thrift ed): Epictetus Enchiridion (Paperback, Dover thrift ed)
Epictetus
R57 R50 Discovery Miles 500 Save R7 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Although he was born into slavery and endured a permanent physical disability, Epictetus (ca. 50-ca. 130 AD) maintained that all people are free to control their lives and to live in harmony with nature. We will always be happy, he argued, if we learn to desire that things should be exactly as they are. After attaining his freedom, Epictetus spent his entire career teaching philosophy and advising a daily regimen of self-examination. His pupil Arrianus later collected and published the master's lecture notes; the Enchiridion, or Manual, is a distillation of Epictetus' teachings and an instructional manual for a tranquil life. Full of practical advice, this work offers guidelines for those seeking contentment as well as for those who have already made some progress in that direction. Translated by George Long.

Discourses and Selected Writings (Paperback): Epictetus Discourses and Selected Writings (Paperback)
Epictetus
R281 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R52 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Discourses/Fragments/Enchiridion 'I must die. But must I die bawling?' 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. 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. Translated and Edited with an Introduction by Robert Dobbin

Art of Living - The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness (Paperback): Epictetus, Sharon Lebell Art of Living - The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness (Paperback)
Epictetus, Sharon Lebell
R273 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R76 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"An immense dose of Epictetus would do us all a great deal of good, and I am grateful (beyond irony) to Tom Wolfe for reviving Epictetus" - Harold Bloom. So what makes the writings of this former slave so powerful today? Epictetus observed that although everyday life is fraught with difficulty, a life of virtue is within reach. He dedicated his life to outlining the simple way to happiness, fulfillment, and tranquility. By putting into practice the 93 witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up "The Art of Living", readers learn to gracefully meet the challenges of everyday life as well as life's inevitable major losses and disappointments.

Manual on the Art of Living (Hardcover): Tristan K. Epictetus Manual on the Art of Living (Hardcover)
Tristan K. Epictetus; Introduction by Husby; Translated by Matheson; Cover design or artwork by Stavropoulos
R356 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R51 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Of all existing things, some are in our power, and others are not in our power." So begins the Enchiridion or Manual on the Art of Living of Epictetus, a collection of precepts that together provide a powerful philosophy for daily life. With practical grace and wisdom, the Manual addresses living with integrity, self-management, and personal freedom. The Manual is considered to be the pinnacle of Stoic philosophy, a school of Greek thought originating in the early third century BC, that holds that destructive emotions are the result of errors in judgement and taught an active relationship between individual will and cosmic determinism.

Discourses, Books 1-2 (Hardcover): Epictetus Discourses, Books 1-2 (Hardcover)
Epictetus; Translated by W.A. Oldfather
R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Epictetus was a crippled Greek slave of Phrygia during Nero's reign (54-68 CE) 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. There, in a school which he called 'healing place for sick souls', he taught a practical philosophy, details of which were recorded by Arrian, a student of his, and survive in four books of Discourses and a smaller Encheiridion, a handbook which gives briefly the chief doctrines of the Discourses. He apparently lived into the reign of Hadrian (117-138 CE).

Epictetus was a teacher of 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; humans 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.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Epictetus is in two volumes.

Discourses, Books 3-4. Fragments. The Encheiridion (Hardcover): Epictetus Discourses, Books 3-4. Fragments. The Encheiridion (Hardcover)
Epictetus; Translated by W.A. Oldfather
R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Epictetus was a crippled Greek slave of Phrygia during Nero's reign (54-68 CE) 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. There, in a school which he called 'healing place for sick souls', he taught a practical philosophy, details of which were recorded by Arrian, a student of his, and survive in four books of Discourses and a smaller Encheiridion, a handbook which gives briefly the chief doctrines of the Discourses. He apparently lived into the reign of Hadrian (117-138 CE).

Epictetus was a teacher of 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; humans 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.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Epictetus is in two volumes.

The Manual - A Philosopher's Guide to Life (Paperback): Ancient Renewal The Manual - A Philosopher's Guide to Life (Paperback)
Ancient Renewal; Sam Torode, Epictetus
R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Stoic Six Pack - Meditations of Marcus Aurelius and More - The Complete Stoic Collection (Paperback): Seneca, Epictetus, Marcus... Stoic Six Pack - Meditations of Marcus Aurelius and More - The Complete Stoic Collection (Paperback)
Seneca, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius
R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Discourses and Selected Writings (Paperback): Epictetus Discourses and Selected Writings (Paperback)
Epictetus
R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Enchiridion (Paperback): Thomas W Higginson The Enchiridion (Paperback)
Thomas W Higginson; Epictetus
R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Handbook (The Encheiridion) (Hardcover): Epictetus The Handbook (The Encheiridion) (Hardcover)
Epictetus; Translated by Nicholas P. White
R760 R641 Discovery Miles 6 410 Save R119 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the Introduction: "Stoic philosophy, of which Epictetus (c. a.d. 50--130) is a representative, began as a recognizable movement around 300 b.c. Its founder was Zeno of Cytium (not to be confused with Zeno of Elea, who discovered the famous paradoxes). He was born in Cyprus about 336 b.c., but all of his philosophical activity took place in Athens. For more than 500 years Stoicism was one of the most influential and fruitful philosophical movements in the Graeco-Roman world. The works of the earlier Stoics survive only in fragmentary quotations from other authors, but from the Renaissance until well into the nineteenth century, Stoic ethical thought was one of the most important ancient influences on European ethics, particularly because of the descriptions of it by Cicero, through surviving works by the Stoics Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and also Epictetus--and also because of the effect that it had had in antiquity, and continued to have into the nineteenth century, on Christian ethical views. Nowadays an undergraduate or graduate student learning about ancient philosophy in a university course may well hear only about Plato and Aristotle, along perhaps with the presocratics; but in the history of Western thought and education this situation is somewhat atypical, and in most periods a comparable student would have learned as much or more about Stoicism, as well as two other major ancient philosophical movements, Epicureanism and Scepticism. In spite of this lack of explicit acquaintance with Stoic philosophers and their works, however, most students will recognize in Epictetus various ideas that are familiar through their effects on other thinkers, notably Spinoza, in our intellectual tradition."

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus - Large Print (Paperback): Epictetus The Golden Sayings of Epictetus - Large Print (Paperback)
Epictetus
R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Golden Sayings of Epictetus - Large Print (Paperback): Epictetus The Golden Sayings of Epictetus - Large Print (Paperback)
Epictetus
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The Golden Sayings of Epictetus (Paperback): Epictetus The Golden Sayings of Epictetus (Paperback)
Epictetus
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The Golden Sayings of Epictetus - Large Print (Paperback): Epictetus The Golden Sayings of Epictetus - Large Print (Paperback)
Epictetus
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The Golden Sayings of Epictetus - Large Print (Paperback): Epictetus The Golden Sayings of Epictetus - Large Print (Paperback)
Epictetus
R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Encheiridion, or Manual (Hardcover): Epictetus The Encheiridion, or Manual (Hardcover)
Epictetus
R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Discourse of Epictetus - Selections (Hardcover): Epictetus Discourse of Epictetus - Selections (Hardcover)
Epictetus
R990 Discovery Miles 9 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Golden Sayings of Epictetus (Paperback): Epictetus The Golden Sayings of Epictetus (Paperback)
Epictetus
R296 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R57 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Art of Living (Hardcover): Epictetus The Art of Living (Hardcover)
Epictetus
R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Enchiridion (Paperback): George Long Enchiridion (Paperback)
George Long; Epictetus
R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Selection From The Discourses Of Epictetus With The Encheiridion - Translated By George Long (Paperback): Epictetus A Selection From The Discourses Of Epictetus With The Encheiridion - Translated By George Long (Paperback)
Epictetus; Translated by George Long
R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Golden Sayings Of Epictetus - Translated And Arranged By Hastings Crossley (Paperback): Epictetus The Golden Sayings Of Epictetus - Translated And Arranged By Hastings Crossley (Paperback)
Epictetus; Translated by Hastings Crossley
R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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