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  Epictetus and Oedipus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Epictetus would urge all parties involved to accept the roles assigned to them by the gods and to strive to act out their parts with grace and dignity.
Epictetus would claim that the only possibile way to "make a right use of" one's fate is to meet it proudly; Sophocles' characters assuredly compounded the tragedy of their fates by being unwilling to do so.
Epictetus insists that one must with good composure accept the fate designed for one by the gods, and seek to live the most upright life possible within the confines of destiny.
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 Epictetus [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The programme of study and exercises that Epictetus' students adhered to was in consequence different from the programme that was taught by his predecessors, but the end result, consisting in the special Stoic outlook on oneself and the world at large and the ability to 'live the philosophic life', was the same.
Epictetus uses the term aretê only occasionally, and whereas the early Stoics spoke of striving for excellence as what was proper for a rational creature and required for eudaimonia ('happiness' or well-being), Epictetus speaks of striving to maintain one's prohairesis in proper order (see Discourses 1.4.18 and 1.29.1).
The Discourses of Epictetus with the Encheiridion and Fragments.
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 Fisher Online Store: Handbook of Epictetus - $3.95   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Epictetus was a former slave who was expelled from Rоmе for teaching his рhilоsорhу and refusing to shave his philosopher's beard.
In due course his leg broke, and in due course Epictetus merely smiled and said "I told you so." From that day on, hе was lаmе; yet he never seems to have complained of his lameness, and indeed seemed tо berate those who complained of their lаmеnеss or other bodily malady.
Epictetus should mаке for аn excellent introduction to Stoic Philosophy, and the "Encheiridion" is an ехсеllеnt introduction to Epictetus.
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 Enchiridion by Epictetus, George Long
Epictetus' Stoic philosophy is a practical philosophy for life that focuses on understanding what causes us grief in our life and then detaching ourselves from that grief; removing from our lives unnecesary pains.
Although Epictetus and the later Marcus Aurelius acknowledge a inpersonal divine force and logic manifesting itself behind all things (the Logos), they never presume that God has any influence in the roll of events and for all intents and purposes, suggest living as if this matter before us, shifting every constantly, is the only consideration.
Epictetus even says that we should not be disturbed when our wife or child dies - the person hasn't died, just the body, something we have no true control over.
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 M. Aurelius Antoninus, by George Long, M. A. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. 1909-14. The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The last reflection of the Stoic philosophy that I have observed is in Simplicius’ “Commentary of the Enchiridion of Epictetus.” Simplicius was not a Christian, and such a man was not likely to be converted at a time when Christianity was grossly corrupted.
Poliziano recommends the Enchiridion to Lorenzo as a work well suited to his temper, and useful in the difficulties by which he was surrounded.
Epictetus and Antoninus have had readers ever since they were first printed.
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 Amazon.ca: Enchiridion: Books: Epictetus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Epictetus is dear because he is kind, compassionate and most of all moderate in his urgings.
Epictetus' "Enchiridion" is a short book that is long on timeless, practical lessons for living a life of contentment and productivity.
Epictetus advises simplicity in living and avoidance of ambition to the superficial, especially at the expense of what truly makes life worthwhile: Timely advice for our greedy, plastic, pre-fab culture.
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 The Enchiridion - thinkarete
Epictetus (50ce - 130ce) was a Roman slave who dedicated himself to philosophy on being freed.
Although he never wrote his thoughts, The Enchiridion is a collection of his maxims as transcribed by a student.
Epictetus is known for his teaching of the brotherhood of man as well as his belief that "one should act in life as at a banquet by taking a polite portion of all that is offered." I encourage you to take a polite bite of this wisdom...
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 Commentary on Epictetus' Enchiridion by Simplicius (Introduction)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
And Epictetus, proceeding upon this foundation, directs his scholars, what sort of practices and conversation are proper to make a man, thus framed by nature, perfect.
For as the body gathers strength by exercise, and by frequently repeating such motions as are natural to it; so the soul too, by exerting its powers, and the practice of such things as are agreeable to nature, confirms itself in habits, and strengthens its own natural constitution.
This is the ground Epictetus goes upon; which he does not at all attempt to prove, but takes it, as I said, for a fundamental truth, sufficiently plain, and acknowledged before.
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 SpiritSite.com / SpiritSight.com Epictetus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Epictetus, who lived from around 55 A.D. until 135 A.D., was a Roman slave who emerged as a respected member of the spiritually-themed Stoic school of philosophy (see SpiritSite.com's Marcus Aurelius page as well).
Epictetus wrote extensively on the nature of thought and the process of interpretation.
One of the most famous of Epictetus's surviving works is the Enchiridion (review or buy), or handbook.
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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).
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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 LibriVox » The Enchiridion, by Epictetus (tr. Elizabeth Carter)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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Epictetus (Greek: Επίκτητος; c.55–c.135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher.
In a preface to the Discourses, addressed to Lucius Gellius, Arrian states that “whatever I heard him say I used to write down, word for word, as best I could, endeavouring to preserve it as a memorial, for my own future use, of his way of thinking and the frankness of his speech”.
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 The Enchiridion of Epictetus: A manual for living by Personal Development Institute (E-book) in Literature & Fiction
I would highly recommend the writings of Epictetus to anyone interested in Stoic Philosophy, or anyone at all for that matter.
Epictetus should make for an excellent introduction to Stoic Philosophy, and the "Encheiridion" is an excellent introduction to Epictetus.
Moreover, it is clear from his "Meditations" that Marcus Aurelius was greatly influenced by the teachings of Epictetus.
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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.
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.
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 Books of Epictetus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Discourses by Epictetus, Translation by George Long (.pdb,.lit, html,.pdf)
The Enchiridion by Epictetus, Translation by Elizabeth Carter (.pdb,.lit,.html,.pdf)
More books of Epictetus will be added soon.
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 Thomas Talbot
The first part of the work consists of a translation of the Enchiridion, divided into 88 sections, with analytical illustrations, in prose turned into metre; we are thus presented for the first time with a faithful version in English of the reputed teachings of the renowned Greek.
Epictetus did not leave any works behind him, and the short manual Enchiridion which bears his name was compiled from his discourses by Arrian.
It is manifest from these dates that the explusion of Epictetus from rome must have occurred more than eighty years after the introduction of Chritianity, and the presumption is that he fled from Rome to escape the tyranny and vices of he court of Domitian, so vividly traced in the seventh satire of Juvenal.
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 The Manual
The sayings of a Graeco-Roman philosopher who lived what he taught some 1900 years ago, the Enchiridion ("manual" or "handbook") of Epictetus has been deservedly popular with emperors and kings, thinkers and doers, ever since.
A lame ex-slave, Epictetus lived from about 50 to 130 A.D. He was a standard bearer of the Stoic tradition, which dates from around 300 B.C. and nominates Socrates and the Cynic Diogenes as its ancestors.
Epictetus published nothing himself; fortunately, he had a pupil who took good notes, and we have not only The Manual but also the much longer Moral Discourses.
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 Amazon.com: Enchiridion: Books: Epictetus,George Long   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Epictetus's "Enchiridion" ("The Manual") is a book about living as a stoic.
This book was used as a manual for Roman Centurions and has influenced the lives of many ancient and modern people.
Basically, the idea behind stoicism is that people can achieve virtue and excellence by concentrating their efforts on what they can control and being indifferent to what they cannot.
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 Enchiridion by Epictetus, George Long (Translator) - Used, New, & Out-of-Print - Alibris
Enchiridion by Epictetus, George Long (Translator) - Used, New, and Out-of-Print - Alibris
About this title: A first-century Stoic, Epictetus argued that we will always be happy if we learn to desire that things should be exactly as they are.
His "Enchiridion, "or Manual, is a distillation of his teachings and an instructional manual for a tranquil life as it offers guidelines for those seeking contentment.
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 Works Epictetus E Philosophers Philosophy Society
Country WisdomTehachapi News, CA - Dec 11, 2006Wisdom of the week: It would probably be best to quote Epictetus during the month of December.
- A modern (colloquial) rendering of the Enchiridion of Epictetus.
- Translation of Epictetus' Enchiridion, an extraction from the more extensive collection Diatribes (or Discourses), put together post mortem by Flavius Arrian.
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 Epictetus, The Enchiridion ToC: The Online Library of Liberty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Epictetus was born to a slave of one of Nero's bodyguards and became a freedman only later in his life.
As a child, Epictetus was influenced by the lectures of the Stoic Musonius Rufus.
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 Amazon.com: The Enchiridion (The Library of Liberal Arts, 8): Books: Epictetus,Albert Salomon,T. W. Higginson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Discourses of Epictetus (Everyman's Library (Paper)) by Epictetus
The stoic philosophy from the Enchiridion helped people like VADM James Stockdale deal with years of captivity in a North Vietnamese prison camp.
Epictetus concerned himself with finding the satisfying life - not the happiest or richest, but the life filled with treasures that can never be taken away.
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 philosophy: philosophers: e: epictetus
The Enchiridion is an extraction from the more extencive collection Diatribes (or Discourses), put together post mortem by Flavius Arrian.
A short biography of Epictetus with an article on his significance.
Commentary by Dr. Gordon L. Ziniewicz on Epictetus and the Stoics.
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 Enchiridion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Look up enchiridion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Enchiridion symbolorum, definitionum et declarationum de rebus fidei et morum
This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title.
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 Search Results for epictetus enchiridion - Direct Textbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Epictetus: Discourses and Enchiridion by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Epictetus discourses and Enchiridion by Thomas Wentworth Translator Epictetus - Higginson
The Enchiridion by Thomas Epictetus Translated By Higginson
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 Meditations & Enchiridion - Marcus Aurelius & Epictetus
Meditations and Enchiridion - Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus
Meditations and Enchiridion by Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus
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 The Internet Classics Archive | The Enchiridion by Epictetus
Commentary: A few comments have been posted about The Enchiridion.
Recommend a Web site you feel is appropriate to this work,
Anytus and Melitus may kill me indeed, but hurt me they cannot."
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 Epictetus' The Enchiridion - June 21, 2000
If you kiss your child, or your wife, say that you only kiss things which are human, and thus you will not be disturbed if either of them dies."
- Epictetus (c.55-c.135 CE), The Enchiridion (135 CE)
The Enchiridion is available online at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0879757035/cmk1999
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 IDG Enchiridion of Epictetus IDG (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
IDG Enchiridion of Epictetus IDG (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)
The Enchiridion, or Handbook of Epictetus, was written in 135 A.D. The text (translated by Elizabeth Carter circa 1750), which is brief, can be found at http://classics.mit.edu.cob-web.org:8888/Epictetus/epicench.html.
You may redistribute it,verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL.
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 Search Results for epictetus enchiridion selections from - Direct Textbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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Enchiridion And Selections from the Discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus
Epictetus: Selections from his Discourses as reported by Arrian and from the fragments contained in the writings of Stobæus and others, with the Enchiridion ; by Epictetus
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