The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

by Epictetus
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The Golden Sayings of Epictetus by Epictetus

Selections from the writings of the Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus, compiled and translated by Hastings Crossley.

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ISBN-13: 9781406525489
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publication date: 06/28/2007
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

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Epictetus (AD 55 - AD 135) was a Greek sage and Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until banishment when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece where he lived the rest of his life. His teachings were noted down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses. Philosophy, Epictetus taught, is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, all external events are determined by fate, and are thus beyond our control, but we can accept whatever happens calmly and dispassionately. Individuals, however, are responsible for their own actions, which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline. Suffering arises from trying to control what is uncontrollable, or from neglecting what is within our power. As part of the universal city that is the universe, human beings have a duty to care for all fellow humans. The person who follows these precepts will achieve happiness and peace of mind.

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Golden Sayings of Epictetus 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful collection of sayings. Epictetus was a very wise man.