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Discourses, Fragments, Handbook

Epictetus
Robin Hard and Christopher Gill

13 February 2014

ISBN: 9780199595181

400 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

This is the only complete modern translation of Epictetus's Discourses, together with the Handbook and fragments. A major work of Stoic practical ethics, the Discourses teach that the basis of happiness is up to us. This accessible new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and thorough notes.

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This is the only complete modern translation of Epictetus's Discourses, together with the Handbook and fragments. A major work of Stoic practical ethics, the Discourses teach that the basis of happiness is up to us. This accessible new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and thorough notes.

  • The only complete modern translation of Epictetus's Discourses, the most widely read and influential of all Stoic writings, together with the Handbook, and fragments.
  • A new translation by Robin Hard combining philosophical accuracy and accessibility as modern English.
  • Introduction by Christopher Gill takes account of the most recent work on the interpretation of Epictetus and Stoic ethics more generally.
  • Comprehensive notes include useful summaries of individual discourses.
  • Index of Themes in addition to an Index of Names enables readers to track recurrent motifs in the work.

About the Author(s)

Epictetus

Robin Hard, Freelance translator and author, and Christopher Gill, Professor of Ancient Thought, University of Exeter

Robin Hard is the author of The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology (2003) and the translator and editor of Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology (1997) and Diogenes' Sayings and Anecdotes (2012) for Oxford World's Classics, as well as the translator of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations (OWC, 2011), with introduction and notes by Christopher Gill.

Christopher Gill has written extensively on ancient philosophy, especially on Hellenistic and Roman ethics and psychology. He is the editor of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, tr. Robin Hard, for Oxford World's Classics.

Reviews

"lively translation ... [Epictetus] remains relevant for anyone who refuses to go with the flow." - Chris Hirst, Independent

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