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The teachings of Epictetus

Epictetus

The teachings of Epictetus

being the Encheiridion of Epictetus, with selections from the Dissertations and Fragments

by Epictetus

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Published by Walter Scott in London .
Written in English


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Statementtranslated from the Greek, with introduction and notes by T.W.Rolleston.
ContributionsRolleston, T. W.
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Open LibraryOL13849428M

My poor body, you mean. To wild 59 beasts. For whence do you know if it were ill done till you have understood his opinion? Men are disturbed not by the things which happen, but by the opinions about the things: for example, death is nothing terrible, for if it were, it would have seemed so to Socrates; for the opinion about death, that it is terrible, is the terrible thing.

Be satisfied then in everything with being a philosopher; and if you wish to seem also to any person to be a philosopher, appear so to yourself, and you will be able to do this. For he must The teachings of Epictetus book appear squalid; so that neither in this respect shall he scare men away; but his very austerity should be cleanly and pleasing. He would have been on the side of the many people living now who, while not actually enslaved, are denied true freedom by the harsh circumstances of their lives. I like the Oldfather translation, which is less archaic and stilted, and contains the full Discourses, Fragments, and Encheiridion with the traditional chapter and verse divisions. But you yourself will not wish to be a general or senator or consul, but a free man: and there is only one way to this, to despise care not for the things which are not in our power. For the aptness is at first enfeebled, and then destroyed.

Seek not that the things which happen should happen as you The teachings of Epictetus book but wish the things which happen to be as they are, and you will have a tranquil flow of life. It takes patience and perseverance and concentration to catch what humor and sarcasm there is. And thus when a shoemaker is learning his trade it is no pleasure to stand by and observe him, but the shoe is useful, and moreover not unpleasing to behold. For if, let us say, you aim also at this, to rule and to gather riches, then you are like, through aiming at the chief things also, to miss these lower ends; and shall most assuredly miss those others, through which alone freedom and happiness are won. When then a man irritates you, you must know that it is your own opinion which has irritated you.


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As far as judging about melody. The full Enchiridion is embedded in sequential order within Rolleston's Teachings. For this is your duty, to act well the part that is given to you; but to select the part, belongs to another.

Yea, but not all together. One shutteth the door, placeth some one before the chamber; The teachings of Epictetus book any one should come, say, He is out, he is busy.

OF all the faculties except that which I shall soon mentionyou will find not one which is capable of contemplating itself, and, consequently, not capable either of approving or disapproving.

It has been restored. The word Idiot in Antiquity merely means a layman, or Non-Philosopher. But it seemed a small repayment for the other pages. As a father he doth it, as a brother, and as servant of the Universal Father, which is God.

Thanks to Bill Thayer for the very necessary translation. This is indeed a very absurd way of talking. And truly the Cynic must be so long-suffering as that he shall seem to the multitude insensate and a stone. But thou wouldst exhort them? When we are gluttonous, sensual, reckless, filthy, thoughtless, to what are we then sunken?

It is not there; else were Nero happy and Sardanapalus; but not Agamemnon himself was happy, more splendid though he was than Nero or Sardanapalus; but while the rest are snoring what is he doing?

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