Who is Epictetus?

  • (noun): Greek philosopher who was a Stoic (circa 50-130).

Epictetus

Epictetus (Ancient Greek: Ἐπίκτητος; AD 55 – AD 135) was a Greek sage and Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses.

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Enchiridion Of Epictetus - English Translations
... Enchiridion include James Sandford, 1567, The Manual of Epictetus, Translated out of Greek into French, and now into English ... John Healey, 1610, Epictetus his Manual and Cebes his Table ... John Davies, 1670, The Life and Philosophy of Epictetus, with the Emblem of Human Life by Cebes ...
Discourses Of Epictetus - English Translations
... Elizabeth Carter, (1758), All the works of Epictetus, which are now extant consisting of his Discourses, preserved by Arrian, in four books, the Enchiridion, and fragments ... (Richardson) Thomas Wentworth Higginson, (1865), The Works of Epictetus ... George Long, (1877), The Discourses of Epictetus, with the Encheridion and Fragments ...
Discourses Of Epictetus
... The Discourses of Epictetus are a series of extracts of the teachings of the Stoic philosopher Epictetus written down by Arrian c ... to the Discourses, Arrian explains how he came to write them I neither wrote these Discourses of Epictetus in the way in which a man might write such things nor did I make them public myself, inasmuch as I declare ... afterwards of the thoughts and the freedom of speech of Epictetus ...
Moral Philosophers - Historical Ethical Theories - Virtue Ethics - Stoicism
... The Stoic philosopher Epictetus posited that the greatest good was contentment and serenity ... Epictetus said difficult problems in life should not be avoided, but rather embraced ... Epictetus said remaining abstinent in the face of temptation was a victory for which a man could be proud ...
Epictetus - Influence - Acting
... Epictetus' philosophy is an influence on the acting method introduced by David Mamet and William H ...