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DetailsA leading thinker of the Stoic school of philosophy, Epictetus (A.D. 55135) was a renowned teacher whose students transcribed and compiled his teachings; this collection presents the work of Arrian, a Greek philosopher and historian who was a disciple of Epictetus. In these two brief but highly influential works, Epictetus demonstrates that philosophy is more than a theoretical discipline; it is a way of life based on logic, reason, and self-reflection.His examination of the nature of fate and man's place in the universe explores the distinction between what is and is not within our power, the meaning of good and evil, how we should live, and many other timeless issues. "Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants." "There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will." "Is there smoke in the room? If it be slight, I remain; if grievous, I quit it. For you must remember this and hold it fast, that the door stands open."ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born a slave in Phyrgia (now part of Turkey), Epictetus (A.D. 55-135) was a leading thinker of the Stoic school of philosophy. He lived in Rome and upon obtaining his freedom, moved to Greece, where he taught philosophy and his students recorded his teachings. ARRIAN of Nicomedia (c.87 - after 145): Greek historian and senator of the Roman empire, author of several historical studies. His best-known work is the Anabasis, which deals with Alexander the Great. Arrian read philosophy in Nicopolis, where the famous philosopher Epictetus had a small school.In spite of his dazzling career in the Roman government, Arrian found time to write many books, which are generally modelled on the publications of the Athenian author Xenophon. He had shown his philosophic, topographic-ethnographic, historical, and military interests, which culminate in his books on Alexander. His writings earned him the nickname "Second Xenophon" and he modestly called himself "the Alexander among writers". As a historian, his aim was to present his readers with the truth and to praise deserving people in a worthy style. Being a philosopher, however, he often takes the opportunity to comment upon or criticize his subjects.
SKU Code PRK B 3419 Weight in Kg 0.1000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486811239 Author Name EPICTETUS. Work by ARRIAN. Publisher Name DOVER PUBLICATION