Title THE DISCOURSES OF EPICTETUS - THE HANDBOOK - FRAGMENTS (EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY)
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Everyman Paperbacks 1995
0460873121 / 9780460873123
Seller ID RWARE0000041990
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. For centuries, Stoicism was virtually the unofficial religion of the Roman world The stress on endurance, self-restraint, and power of the will to withstand calamity can often seem coldhearted. It is Epictetus, a lame former slave exiled by Emperor Domitian, who offers by far the most precise and humane v ersion of Stoic ideals. The Discourses, assembled by his pupil Arrian, catc h him in action, publicly setting out his views on ethical dilemmas. Committed to communicating with the broadest possible audience, Epictetus u ses humor, imagery conversations and homely comparisons to put his message across. The results are perfect universal justice and calm indifference in the face of pain. The most comprehensive edition available with an introduction, notes, selected criticism, glossary, and chronology of Epictetus' life and times.