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Author Seddon, Keith, 1956-

Title Epictetus' handbook and the Tablet of Cebes : guides to Stoic living / Keith Seddon
Edition First edition
Published London : Routledge, 2005


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Description 282 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "Nearly 2000 years ago, musing on this problem of human flourishing and how it may be secured, the Stoic teacher Epictetus instructed his students in the Stoic art of living. This new translation of Epictetus' Handbook brings his ancient teachings to those who wish to live the philosophic life by finding a way to live happily in the world without being overwhelmed by it. In this book, readers will learn how to sustain emotional harmony and a 'good flow of life' whatever fortune may hold in store for them. This modern English translation of the complete Handbook is supported by the first thorough commentary since that of Simplicius, 1500 years ago, along with a detailed introduction, extensive glossary, index of key terms, and helpful tables that clarify Stoic ethical doctrines at a glance."
"Accompanying the Handbook is the Tablet of Cebes, a curious and engaging text from an unknown author. In complete contrast to the Handbook's more conventional philosophical presentation, the Tablet is an allegory that shows progress to philosophical wisdom as a journey through a landscape inhabited by personifications of Happiness, Fortune, the Virtues and Vices. It is apparent that there are Stoic influences on this work, making it a fitting companion text to the Handbook of Epictetus."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the Ancient Greek
Subject Epictetus. Manual.
Cebes, of Thebes.
SUBJECT Pinax of Cebes.
Subject Conduct of life.
Author Epictetus. Manual. English.
LC no. 2005008169
ISBN 0415324513 :
0415324521 :
OTHER TI Kebētos Thēbaiou pinax. English.