Enchiridion

October 1, 1998|
Enchiridion by Epictetus
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The Enchiridion, or "Handbook," is a summary of the teachings of the slave-turned-Stoic philosopher Epictetus (first century A.D.) posthumously compiled and published by one of Epictetus''s students. Though brief, this work is universally considered to be the living spirit of Stoicism, wherein the principles of right conduct and true thinking are outlined. The Enchiridion has played a significant role in the development of modern philosophy and intellectual attitudes, showing secular thinkers how sound reasoning can free them from the shackles of absolutism and emotionalism and, in so doing, live a more tranquil and productive life.
EPICTETUS was born the son of a slave woman about 55 CE in the city of Hieropolis in Phrygia. He went to Rome as the slave of the freedman Epaphroditus, who held the distinguished post of secretary to the emperor Nero and later to Domitian. Epaphroditus allowed Epictetus to attend the lectures of the Stoic philosopher Musonius Rufus, w...
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Title:Enchiridion
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:43 pages, 8.34 X 5.41 X 0.12 in
Shipping dimensions:43 pages, 8.34 X 5.41 X 0.12 in
Published:October 1, 1998
Publisher:Prometheus
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780879757038

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