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  • The Enchiridion & Discourses |  Epictetus

    The Enchiridion & Discourses

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Epictetus
    • Narrated By Haward B. Morse
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    The Enchiridion is the famous manual of ethical advice given in the second century by the Stoic philosopher Epictetus. Born to a Greek slave, Epictetus grew up in the environment of the Roman Empire and, having been released from bonds of slavery, became a stoic in the tradition of its originators, Zeno (third Century BCE) and Seneca (first century CE).

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  • Manual for Living |  Epictetus

    Manual for Living

    • UNABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Epictetus
    • Narrated By Jim Roberts
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    Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. This short "handbook", which was actually written down by one of his pupils, is a guide to daily living. It has been read by countless people over the centuries because of it's sensibility and and it's easy application to daily living. Unlike some of his forefathers in philosophy, like Plato and Aristotle, he focuses on how to practically apply oneself on a philosophical level.

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  • The Manual: A Philosopher's Guide to Life |  Epictetus, Ancient Renewal,Sam Torode

    The Manual: A Philosopher's Guide to Life

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Epictetus, Ancient Renewal, Sam Torode
    • Narrated By Sam Torode
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    Epictetus (c. AD 50-135) was a former Roman slave (he was also lame in one leg, and walked with a crutch) who went on to become a great teacher. His philosophy, Stoicism, was practical, not theoretical - aimed at relieving human suffering here and now. The Manual is a collection of Epictetus' essential teachings and pithy sayings, compiled by one of his students.

  • The Enchiridion: Adapted for the Contemporary Reader |  Epictetus,James Harris

    The Enchiridion: Adapted for the Contemporary Reader

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Epictetus, James Harris
    • Narrated By Jason Sprenger
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    The Enchiridion or Manual of Epictetus (Enchiridion is Greek for "that which is held in the hand") is a short manual of stoic ethical advice compiled by the Greek philosopher Epictetus. This manual has been carefully adapted into modern English to allow for easy listening.

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  • The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness | Epictetus (translated by Sharon Lebell)

    The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 30 mins)
    • By Epictetus (translated by Sharon Lebell)
    • Narrated By Richard Bolles
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    Epictetus, one of the greatest of the ancient thinkers, believed that the primary mission of philosophy is to help ordinary people meet the challenges of daily life and deal with losses, disappointments, and grief. His prescription for the good life: master desires, perform one's duties, and learn to think clearly about oneself and the larger community. This recording includes an interview with philosopher Jacob Needleman on the significance of Epictetus' work.

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  • The Enchiridion |  Epictetus

    The Enchiridion

    • UNABRIDGED (53 mins)
    • By Epictetus
    • Narrated By Jared Ristau-Hernandez
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    The little book by Epictetus called Enchiridion has played a disproportionately large role in the rise of modern attitudes and modern philosophy. As soon as it had been translated into the vernacular languages, it became a best seller among independent intellectuals, among anti-Christian thinkers, and among philosophers of a subjective cast.

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  • 100 Quotes by Epictetus (Great Philosophers and Their Inspiring Thoughts) |  Epictetus

    100 Quotes by Epictetus (Great Philosophers and Their Inspiring Thoughts)

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By Epictetus
    • Narrated By Katie Haigh
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    Epictetus was born a slave, and became one of the most influent Stoic philosophers. Stoicism is the attitude allowing one to free oneself from the unnecessary suffering that arises from anxiety about events that are beyond our control; therefore, it can be of tremendous importance in one's life. According to Epictetus, our own actions and attitudes are the only thing in our control; whatever else happens, we should examine calmly and dispassionately, because no amount of suffering will change the impact of external events.

  • The Enchiridion of Epictetus |  Epictetus

    The Enchiridion of Epictetus

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 1 min)
    • By Epictetus
    • Narrated By Jack Nolan
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    The little book by Epictetus called Enchiridion or "manual" has played a disproportionately large role in the rise of modern attitudes and modern philosophy. As soon as it had been translated into the vernacular languages, it became a best-seller among independent intellectuals, among anti-Christian thinkers, and among philosophers of a subjective cast.

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