Epictetus, Discourses, in 2 vol. / Loeb Classical Library

Loeb Classical Library, 131/218. Epictetus, The Discourses as reported by Arrian, The Manual, and Fragments. In two volumes. Translated by W. A. Oldfather.

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  • Condition / Etat: good, dust jacket with some shelf wear, some spotting, vol. 2  a few underlinings with yellow highlighter, vol. 2 edges scrabed/ bon état, minimes traces d'usures, petites taches, vol. 1 quelques soulignements en jaune, vol. 2 bords éraflés latéralement.
  • Volumes : 2 volumes.
  • Binding / Reliure : original green titled cloth with dust jacket, cartonné avec jaquette.
  • Format : In-16 / 17 x 11 cm.
  • Pages : XXXVIII, 442; V, 559, 8 pp.
  • Editor : Cambridge, Harvard University Press / London, Heinemann.
  • Date : 1985 - 1989.
  • Language / Langue: Ancient Grec and English on opposite pages / Bilingue grec et anglais.

    Epictetus was a crippled Greek slave of Phrygia during Nero’s reign (54–68 CE) who heard lectures by the Stoic Musonius before he was freed. Expelled with other philosophers by the emperor Domitian in 89 or 92 he settled permanently in Nicopolis in Epirus. There, in a school which he called a “healing place for sick souls,” he taught a practical philosophy, details of which were recorded by Arrian, a student of his, and survive in four books of Discourses and a smaller Encheiridion, a handbook which gives briefly the chief doctrines of the Discourses. He apparently lived into the reign of Hadrian (117–138 CE).
    Epictetus was a teacher of Stoic ethics, broad and firm in method, sublime in thought, and now humorous, now sad or severe in spirit: How should one live righteously? Our god-given will is our paramount possession, and we must not covet others’. We must not resist fortune. Man is part of a system; humans are reasoning beings (in feeble bodies) and must conform to god’s mind and the will of nature. Epictetus presents us also with a pungent picture of the perfect (Stoic) man.
    The Loeb Classical Library edition of Epictetus is in two volumes.

    The Loeb Classical Library® is the only existing series of books which, through original text and English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire classical heritage is represented here in convenient and well-printed pocket volumes in which an up-to-date text and accurate and literate English translation face each other page by page. The editors provide substantive introductions as well as essential critical and explanatory notes and selective bibliographies.
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Auteur / Cartographe / Photographe Epictère
Condition D'occasion - Bon
Langue Royaume-Uni
Illustré Non
Année 1989
Editeur Harvard University Press
Première édition Non
Edition signée Non
Reliure signée Non
Aux armes Non
Reliure / Format Cartonné
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