Enchiridion (Dover Thrift Editions)

By | February 20, 2018
Enchiridion (Dover Thrift Editions) Author Epictetus
ISBN-10 0486433595
ISBN-13 9780486433592
Year 2004-01-15
Pages 64
Language English
Publisher Dover Publications
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Although he was born into slavery and endured a permanent physical disability Epictetus ca 50ca 130 AD maintained that all people are free to control their lives and to live in harmony with nature We will always be happy he argued if we learn to desire that things should be exactly as they are After attaining his freedom Epictetus spent his entire career teaching philosophy and advising a daily regimen of self examination His pupil Arrianus later collected and published the master s lecture notes the Enchiridion or Manual is a distillation of Epictetus teachings and an instructional manual for a tranquil life Full of practical advice this work offers guidelines for those seeking contentment as well as for those who have already made some progress in that direction Translated by George Long

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