A.A. Long is a well-established specialist in the philosophical schools of the Hellenistic period.
This is worth every penny if you are interesting in rediscovering the powerful message of the Stoic approach to life and happiness.
The result is that anyone who reads this book will, if they haven't already, be compelled to read Epictetus.
The general trend is for academics to write books in search of a teaching post; but the best academic books are the product of a long teaching career. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Carl Ploss
This comprehensive look at Epictetus, the man and his thought, provides a wealth of valuable information for anyone hoping to read and understand the Stoic philosopher's... Read morePublished on May 13, 2011 by Karl Janssen
These days, Epictetus barely survives as a footnote in discussions of Stoicism, yet there are signs that he may be due for a comeback. Read morePublished on October 28, 2010 by Geoff Puterbaugh
I don't have much to add to the glowing reviews of this book. It's gracefully written, philosophically sensitive, and of manageable length. Read morePublished on May 5, 2008 by not me