The Art of Living: The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness

The Art of Living: The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness

by Epictetus, Sharon Lebell
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The Art of Living: The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness by Epictetus, Sharon Lebell

Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062273765
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 312,210
File size: 159 KB

About the Author

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.


Sharon Lebell is a philosophical writer and musician who lives in Northern California. She also produced Epictetus's A Manual for Living.

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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.