Epictetus

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A Greek Stoic philosopher of the first and second century, Epictetus settled permanently in Nicopolis in Epirus, where he founded his own school, which he called a ‘healing place for sick souls.’ There he taught a practical philosophy, which has been recorded by his principal student Arrian, the famous author of the historical work ‘Anabasis of Alexander’. The ‘Discourses’ present Epictetus’ Stoic ethics as broad and firm in method, and occasionally humorous and melancholic in spirit. The philosopher also presents a compelling example of the ideal Stoic man. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Epictetus’ complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Epictetus’ life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Epictetus, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introduction to the ‘Discourses’
* Provides two translations of the ‘Discourses’ and ‘Encheiridion’: George Long and W. A. Oldfather
* W. A. Oldfather’s translation previously appeared in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Epictetus
* Images of famous paintings that have been inspired by Epictetus’ works
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the chapters or works you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes Epictetus’ rare fragments, first time in digital print
* Provides a special dual English and Greek text of ‘Encheiridion’ (the summary handbook of the ‘Discourses’), allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students
* Features a bonus biography – discover Epictetus’ ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Translations
DISCOURSES
THE ENCHEIRIDION
FRAGMENTS

The Greek Texts
LIST OF GREEK TEXTS

The Dual Text
DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXT

The Biography
INTRODUCTION TO EPICTETUS by W. A. Oldfather

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