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    For centuries, Stoicism was virtually the unofficial religion of the Roman world

    Yet the stress on endurance, self-restraint and the power of the will to withstand calamity can often seem coldhearted. It is Epictetus, a lame former slave exiled by the Emperor Domitian, who offers by far the most positive and humane version of Stoic ideals. The Discourses, assembled by his pupil Arrian, catch him in action, publicly setting out his views on ethical dilemmas.

    Committed to communicating with the widest possible audience, Epictetus uses humor, imaginary conversations and homely comparisons to put his message across. The result is a perfect summary of 'the Roman virtues' —the brotherhood of man, universal justice, calm indifference in the face pain—which have proved so influential throughout Western history.


    Dimensions 0
    ISBN 9780460873123
    Genre PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical
    Format Paperback
    Pages 351
    Publisher Date 1995-03-02 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Everyman
    Copyright Year 1995
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.6 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Everyman's Library
    Edition Detail Subsequent
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Epictetus

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