The Art of Living

The Art of Living

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by Epictetus
     
 

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No writings of Epictetus himself are really known. His discourses were transcribed and compiled by his pupil Arrian (author of the Anabasis Alexandri). The main work is The Discourses, four books of which have been preserved (out of an original eight). Arrian also compiled a popular digest, entitled the Enchiridion, or Handbook. In a preface to the Discourses,…  See more details below

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No writings of Epictetus himself are really known. His discourses were transcribed and compiled by his pupil Arrian (author of the Anabasis Alexandri). The main work is The Discourses, four books of which have been preserved (out of an original eight). Arrian also compiled a popular digest, entitled the Enchiridion, or Handbook. In a preface to the Discourses, addressed to Lucius Gellius, Arrian states that "whatever I heard him say I used to write down, word for word, as best I could, endeavouring to preserve it as a memorial, for my own future use, of his way of thinking and the frankness of his speech."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617207952
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
10/23/2012
Pages:
26
Sales rank:
118,153
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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Art of Living 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's hard to believe that a book so thin could offer so much. This is a profoundly insightful and thought-provoking book that I can't wait to offer my highschool students. It speaks to timeless, universal values and insights that would serve anyone interested in embarking upon a conscious and fulfilling life journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great introduction on Epictetus' philosophy, written in simple languages
Jordongdong More than 1 year ago
Great little book. It will help you live to your full potential and it shows it lives up to our modern times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A better title for this book would probably be 'Art of Living: Reading Epictetus', by Lebell. Other than that, I'd say the text, while not being a direct translation, is close to the original. Overall, I'd say this is a very good book; something thought-provoking for sure.
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Historybuff09 More than 1 year ago
It's not terrible, but it's pretty much like every other "rules for living" book up to and including "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff." "Art of Living" was recommended in another book I was reading on ADHD. Sad to say, no great words of wisdom - or at least no new words of wisdom imparted here.