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  1. The Golden Sayings of Epictetus by Epictetus, 2009-08-06
  2. A Selection From the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion by Circa Ad Epictetus, 2010-03-07
  3. The Enchiridion by Epictetus, 2009-09-25
  4. Handbook of Epictetus by Epictetus, 2009-09-25
  5. Discourses and Selected Writings (Penguin Classics) by Epictetus, 2008-11-25
  6. Art of Living: The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness (Plus) by Epictetus, Sharon Lebell, 2007-07-01
  7. Discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus, 2010-10-14
  8. A Manual for Living (A Little Book of Wisdom) by Epictetus, 1994-06-23
  9. Discourses, Books 1-2 (Loeb Classical Library) by Epictetus, 1925-01-01
  10. Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life by A. A. Long, 2004-03-11
  11. The Epictetus Club: Lessons from the Walls by Jeff Traylor, 2004-08-01
  12. Epictetus Handbookand the Tablet of Cebes: Guides to Stoic Living by Keith Seddon, 2006-01-13
  13. Enchiridion and Selections from the Discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus, 2005-01-01
  14. Courage Under Fire: Testing Epictetus's Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior (Hoover Essays) by James B. Stockdale, 1993-11

1. Epictetus - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
epictetus (Greek ; ca. 55–ca. 135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was probably born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale,
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Jump to: navigation search For the bishop, see Archdiocese of Zaragoza and for the vase painter, see Epiktetos Epictetus, artist's impression Epictetus Greek ; ca. –ca. ) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was probably born a slave at Hierapolis Phrygia (present day Pamukkale Turkey ), and lived in Rome until his exile to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece , where he lived most of his life and died. The name given by his parents, if one was given, is not known—the word epiktetos in Greek simply means "acquired."
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    Epictetus was born c. 55 AD at Hierapolis, Phrygia. He spent his youth as a slave in Rome to Epaphroditus , a very wealthy freedman of Nero . Epictetus studied Stoic philosophy under Musonius Rufus as a slave. It is known that he became crippled , and although one source tells that his leg was deliberately broken by Epaphroditus, more reliable is the testimony of Simplicius who tells us that he had been lame from childhood. Roman-era ruins at Nicopolis It is not known how Epictetus obtained his freedom, but eventually he began to teach

2. Epictetus [Internet Encyclopedia Of Philosophy]
Brief biography and an extensive discussion of the ideas of epictetus philosophy, by Keith H. Seddon.
Epictetus (c.55 - c.135 C.E.) Epictetus (pronounced Epic-TEE-tus) was an exponent of Stoicism who flourished in the early second century C.E. about four hundred years after the Stoic school of Zeno of Citium was established in Athens. He lived and worked, first as a student in Rome, and then as a teacher with his own school in Nicopolis in Greece. Our knowledge of his philosophy and his method as a teacher comes to us via two works composed by his student Arrian, the Discourses and the Handbook . Although Epictetus based his teaching on the works of the early Stoics (none of which survives) which dealt with the three branches of Stoic thought, logic, physics and ethics, the Discourses and the Handbook concentrate almost exclusively on ethics. The role of the Stoic teacher was to encourage his students to live the philosophic life, whose end was eudaimonia eudaimonia ('happiness') of those who attain this ideal consists of ataraxia (imperturbability), apatheia (freedom from passion), eupatheiai ('good feelings'), and an awareness of, and capacity to attain, what counts as living as a rational being should. The key to transforming oneself into the Stoic

3. Epictetus Quotes - The Quotations Page
epictetus; First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak. epictetus; Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it
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Bear in mind that you should conduct yourself in life as at a feast.
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Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase.
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If you would cure anger, do not feed it. Say to yourself: 'I used to be angry every day; then every other day; now only every third or fourth day.' When you reach thirty days offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the gods.
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Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.

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Even though he was born a slave in Hierapolis and endured a permanent physical disability, Epictetus held that all human beings are perfectly free to control their lives and to live in harmony with nature. After intense study of the traditional Stoic curriculum (established by Zeno of Citium and Chrysippus ) of logic, physics, and ethics, Epictetus spent his entire career teaching philosophy and promoting a daily regime of rigorous self-examination. He eventually gained his freedom, but was exiled from Rome by Domitian in 89. Epictetus's pupil Arrianus later collected lecture notes from the master and published them as the Discourses . The more epigrammatic Encheiridion , or Manual represents an even later distillation of the same material. From a fundamental distinction between our ability to think or feel freely and our lack of control over external events or circumstances, Epictetus derived the description of a calm and disciplined life . We can never fail to be happy, he argued, if we learn to desire that things should be exactly as they are.

5. Epictetus Quotes
66 quotes and quotations by epictetus. epictetus All religions must be tolerated for every man must get to heaven in his own way. epictetus

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Year of Death: Nationality: Greek Find on Amazon: Epictetus Related Authors: Plato Aristotle Socrates Plutarch ... Diogenes All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain. Epictetus All religions must be tolerated... for every man must get to heaven in his own way. Epictetus Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant. Epictetus Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee. Epictetus Difficulties are things that show a person what they are. Epictetus Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil. Epictetus Do not laugh much or often or unrestrainedly. Epictetus Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them.

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7. Epictetus --  Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Britannica online encyclopedia article on epictetus Greek philosopher associated with the Stoics, remembered for the religious tone of his teachings,
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8. Great Books Index - Epictetus
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9. Epictetus
epictetus (about 50130 CE), one of the most influential teachers of Stoicism, is believed to have been born a slave in Phyrigia, Asia Minor, and was given
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Epictetus (about 50-130 CE), one of the most influential teachers of Stoicism, is believed to have been born a slave in Phyrigia, Asia Minor, and was given his freedom at perhaps the age of 18. His master, Nero’s administrative secretary, sent him to be educated by a leading Stoic teacher. When he was about 40, Epictetus was exiled from Rome along with other Stoic philosophers by the Emperor Domitian. He settled in Epirus, in northwestern Greece, where he formed a major Stoic school that attracted students from many parts of the Roman empire. Epictetus lived a frugal life and was said to be lame and in ill health. Because Epictetus did not publish his philosophy, the exposition of his thought comes from class notes made by his pupil Flavius Arrianus. In them, we see a system characterized by morality and humanity that emphasized freedom of thought within the limits of what an individual could influence. This philosophy received some of its impetus from the experience of life within the Roman empire, where an individual might get caught up in many events over which he had no control—sudden exile being but one example. The following paragraphs are extracts from these notes.

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epictetus emphasized indifference to external goods and taught that the true good is within oneself. His Stoicism was outstanding in its insistence on the
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Jump to: navigation search If a man would pursue Philosophy, his first task is to throw away conceit. For it is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he has a conceit that he already knows. Epictetus (c. - c. AD) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. The name given by his parents, if one was given, is not known -the word epiktetos in Greek simply means "acquired."
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    • To the rational being only the irrational is unendurable, but the rational is endurable.
      • Book I, ch. 2 When you close your doors, and make darkness within, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within. And what need have they of light to see what you are doing?
        • Book I, ch. 14 No thing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
          • Book I, ch. 15

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Epictetus, who was a native of Phrygia, is known by a name which means "newly acquired," because he was a slave of Epaphroditus in the court of Rome during the reign of the emperor Nero (54-68 CE).
The early Christian, Origen, quotes an account by Celsus about Epictetus and the greatness of his words under suffering similar to that of Jesus. Celsus wrote, "Take Epictetus, who, when his master was twisting his leg, said, smiling and unmoved, 'You will break my leg;' and when it was broken, he added, 'Did I not tell you that you would break it?'" Epictetus spent the rest of his life with a crippled leg.
While a slave Epictetus managed to attend lectures of the Stoic philosopher, Musonius Rufus, who made his listeners feel that they were personally being accused. Epictetus gained his freedom and was expelled from Rome by the emperor Domitian about 90 CE with other philosophers suspected of republicanism.
Epictetus settled in Nicopolis in Greece where he lived in poverty with only "earth, sky, and a cloak." Epictetus lived and taught a long time and probably died late in the reign of Hadrian (117-138).

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14. Epictetus: The Discourses: 101 AD
Translation of the writings of epictetus (101 CE) by George Long.
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Of the things which are in our Power, and not in our Power How a Man on every occasion can maintain his Proper Character How a man should proceed from the principle of God being the father of all men to the rest Of progress or improvement Against the academics Of providence Of the use of sophistical arguments, and hypothetical, and the like That the faculties are not safe to the uninstructed How from the fact that we are akin to God a man may proceed to the consequences Against those who eagerly seek preferment at Rome Of natural affection Of contentment How everything may he done acceptably to the gods That the deity oversees all things What philosophy promises Of providence That the logical art is necessary That we ought not to he angry with the errors of others How we should behave to tyrants About reason, how it contemplates itself Against those who wish to be admired On precognitions Against Epicurus How we should struggle with circumstances On the same What is the law of life In how many ways appearances exist, and what aids we should provide against them

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16. Epicteteus
Selections from the Enchiridion of epictetus, the most famous and the standard account of Stoic philosophy written by a Greek slave in Rome.
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18. The Significance Of Epictetus!
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Epictetus managed to popularize stoic philosophy the way no other man of his time was able to do, (with the possible exception of the Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius). He took esoteric ideas and made them understandable on the level of human action. His philosophy taught men how to live and to live well. The Roman mind was greatly attracted to this philosophy because of its emphasis on duty. Christians also found it appealing because much of the tenets of Stoicism are actually quite similar to Christian morality. This site explores some of the ideas of Epictetus and Stoicism and illustrates their influence on the way we think today. At this site you will find:
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101 AD THE DISCOURSES by epictetus DISCOURSES BOOK ONE CHAPTER 1 Of the things which are in our Power, and not in our Power Of all the faculties,

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