The Enchiridion by Epictetus (Audio Book)
24 сентября 2013

The Enchiridion by Epictetus (Audio Book)

The Enchiridion by Epictetus (Audio Book)
The Enchiridion by Epictetus (c.55-135). Translated by Elizabeth Carter (1717-1806). Epictetus (Greek: ?????????; c.55--c.135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. The name given by his parents, if one was given, is not known -- the word epiktetos in Greek simply means "acquired." Epictetus spent his youth as a slave in Rome to Epaphroditos, a very wealthy freedman of Nero. Even as a slave, Epictetus used his time productively, studying Stoic Philosophy under Musonius Rufus. He was eventually freed and lived a relatively hard life in ill health in Rome. So far as is known, Epictetus himself wrote nothing. All that we have of his work was transcribed by his pupil Arrian. The main work is The Discourses, four books of which have been preserved (out of an original eight). Arrian also compiled a popular digest, entitled the Enchiridion, or Handbook. In a preface to the Discourses, addressed to Lucius Gellius, Arrian states that "whatever I heard him say I used to write down, word for word, as best I could, endeavouring to preserve it as a memorial, for my own future use, of his way of thinking and the frankness of his speech".
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#1 написал: Frank Stancatto (26 сентября 2013 13:30)
I agree that is messed up.? Nevertheless the rest is pretty good stuff.
#2 написал: orangeiceice12 (26 сентября 2013 13:30)
The nature of the ball is to roll into the street, the nature of the child is to fall and get scraped and, eventually, to die. The point is? that it's meaningless to lament that which it is in our nature to be.
#3 написал: Edvard Bolaas (26 сентября 2013 13:30)
comparing a ball? to one's child... ok...
#4 написал: orangeiceice12 (26 сентября 2013 13:30)
No, it's not. It's noble. It's like? when we're kids, and our ball rolls into the street; when it gets crushed, we cry. When we are emotionally mature, we no longer cry. So it is with the death of any being that was made to die.
#5 написал: qwyzl (26 сентября 2013 13:30)
sorry, but attachment to other human beings is necessary for emotional survival. children especially need love and open affection, and lovers won't stick around long if you're emotionally distant. this philosophy of disattachment is stupid; further more, it's a glorified form of copping out. "oh, life's too hard for? me, I can't stand being attached to people be cause they might die on me, so i'll just be come emotionally cold and stony." it's a cop out.
#6 написал: wowggscrub (26 сентября 2013 13:30)
yes it also ties into? Buddhist philosophy in causes of suffering.
#7 написал: wowggscrub (26 сентября 2013 13:30)
I agree It? caught me by surprise as well.
#8 написал: Edvard Bolaas (26 сентября 2013 13:30)
i guess so, i like most of the stuff, but that one was a little too much i? think.
#9 написал: wowggscrub (26 сентября 2013 13:30)
well that's stoic philosophy for? you.
#10 написал: Conor W (26 сентября 2013 13:30)
Read or listen daily even if it is all you? do
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