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Epictetus; George Long, [Tr.]
The Discourses of Epictetus
George Bell and Sons, London, 1902. 8vo. [4], v-vii, [2], 2-282, [6]; [4], v-vii, [2], 2-265, [5] pp. Full red morocco with gilt rules on the boards, spines in six compartments showing gold decorations and lettering on the spine; each top edge gilt. Translated by George Long. One of 250 copies printed on handmade paper. This edition not noted in Oldfather, though he notes the American edition of Long's translation of Epictetus' works (Old father 67). Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "Epictetus". Epictetus lived during the first and second centuries ALC., and began life enslaved to a Roman noble. He was taught to read and write by a Roman Senator, and would eventually open his own school of philosophy. His work survived through a historiographer's (Arraign of Nicomedia) careful compilation of his lectures. These are known as the Discourses, with The Enchiridion being a shortened version of the Discourses. According to the SEEP, scholars are confident the words of the Discourses are largely those of Epictetus: "[W]e have reason to be confident that the works we have represent Epictetus's thought rather than Arraigns own: first, because the language employed is koine or common Greek rather than the sophisticated literary language of Arraigns other writings; and second because the brusque, elliptical manner of expression, the precise philosophical vocabulary, and the intellectual rigor of the content are quite different from what Arraign produces elsewhere". Epictetus was one of the most prominent Stoic thinkers, concerned with self-regulation, integrity, and proper percept … [Click Below for Full Description]
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