Discourses and Selected Writings

Discourses and Selected Writings

by Epictetus, George Long

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ISBN-13: 9781731705952
Publisher: Simon & Brown
Publication date: 11/15/2018
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

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. His informal lectures (Discourses) were transcribed and published by his student Arrian, who also composed a digest of Epictetus's teaching known as the Manual (or Enchiridion).

Robert Dobbin received a PhD in classics from the University of California, Berkeley, and taught history and classics at the college level. He is the translator and editor of Epictetus's Discourses and Selected Writings for Penguin Classics, as well as an author of articles on Virgil, Plato, and Pythagoras. He works as a book editor in Northern California.

Table of Contents

EpictetusIntroduction
Further Reading
Note on the Translation

The Discourses
Fragments
Enchiridion

Glossary of Names
Notes

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