Epictetus (circa 55-135 ce) taught in Rome until the year 94 ce, when Emperor Domitian banished philosophers from the city. In exile, he established a school of philosophy where his distinguished students included Marcus Aurelius, author of Meditations. Some 1,863 years after Epictetus's death, Tom Wolfe revived his philosophy in the bestselling novel A Man in Full.
Manual for Livingby Epictetus, Sharon Lebell (Editor)
The essence of perennial Stoic wisdom in aphorisms of stunning insight and simplicity. The West's first and best little instruction book offers thoroughly contemporary and pragmatic reflections on how best to live with serenity and joy.
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This is an enjoyable book of wisdom with many thoughtful passages. Keeps the mind working and wanting to refine itself as one reads. The only down side however, is that it is questionable just how much of this book is Epictetus and how much is Ms. Lebell. I also recommend another wonderful book of wisdom titled 'Open Your Mind, Open Your Life' by Taro Gold. Sure to inspire.