- Series: Penguin Classics
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Classics; 1 edition (November 25, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140449469
- ISBN-13: 978-0140449464
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 36 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Discourses and Selected Writings (Penguin Classics) 1st Edition
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Epictetus (c. 55-135 AD) was a teacher and Greco-Roman philosopher. Originally a slave from Hierapolis in Anatolia (modern Turkey), he was owned for a time by a prominent freedman at the court of the emperor Nero. After gaining his freedom he moved to Nicopolis on the Adriatic coast of Greece and opened a school of philosophy there. His informal lectures (the Discourses) were transcribed and published by his student Arrian, who also composed a digest of Epictetus' teaching known as the Manual (or Enchiridion).
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