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Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus

by Epictetus

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Robert Dobbin manages the hugely difficult task of translating with an appropriate sense of immediacy but without losing accuracy. His use of slang and contemporary idiom doesn't jar, and adds to the conversational way in which Arrian presents Epictetus's discourses. The selection of material (including fragments from other works) is as complete as possible, and there is enough critical apparatus to frame the work without swamping it. ( )
  Lirmac | Sep 11, 2018 |
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A new translation of the influential teachings of the great Stoic philosopher

DESPITE BEING BORN into slavery, Greco-Roman philosopher Epictetus became one of the most influential thinkers of his time. Discourses and Selected Writings is a transcribed collection of informal lectures given by the philosopher around AD 108. A gateway into the life and mind of a great intellectual, it is also an important example of the usage of Koine or “common” Greek, an ancestor to Standard Modern Greek.

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