Discourses And Selected Writings by Robert EpictetusDiscourses And Selected Writings by Robert Epictetus

Discourses And Selected Writings

byRobert EpictetusEditorRobert DobbinIntroduction byRobert Dobbin

Paperback | November 25, 2008

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A new translation of the influential teachings of the great Stoic philosopher

DESPITE BEING BORN into slavery, Greco-Roman philosopher Epictetus became one of the most influential thinkers of his time. Discourses and Selected Writings is a transcribed collection of informal lectures given by the philosopher around AD 108. A gateway into the life and mind of a great intellectual, it is also an important example of the usage of Koine or ?common? Greek, an ancestor to Standard Modern Greek.
Epictetus (c. AD 55–135) was a teacher and Greco-Roman philosopher. Originally a slave from Hierapolis in Anatolia (modern Turkey), he was owned for a time by a prominent freedman at the court of the emperor Nero. After gaining his freedom he moved to Nicopolis on the Adriatic coast of Greece and opened a school of philosophy there. Hi...
Title:Discourses And Selected WritingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 25, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140449469

ISBN - 13:9780140449464

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18


Table of Contents

Further Reading
Note on the Translation

The Discourses

Glossary of Names