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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable book of wisdom
This is a nice collection of eternal wisdom, although it may not all actually be from Epictetus. A better title for this book might be "Art of Living: Reading Epictetus by Sharon Lebell" since this is not a direct translation, but an interpretation. Still, I enjoyed it very much. I also recommend "Open Your Mind, Open Your Life" by Taro Gold which...
Published on 11 Sep 2001

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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother if you want to read the wisdom of Epictetus
Don't bother with this if you want to read the wisdom of Epictetus, because what you're buying is Sharon Lebell's weak, Americanised, low-brow "interpretation" of the Enchiridon.

Let me give you an example of how this "philosophical writer and musician who lives in North California" puts very much her own words into Epictetus's mouth:...
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Under Epictetus adumbration the author produces a manual, 4 Jun 1999
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This review is from: The Art of Living (Hardcover)
Its concise, practical, pertinent, a book that contains ideas of Epictetus that the author has put foward to us. But Epictetus is "persona muta". Which of the ideas are entirely his? Which are Lebell's ?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life's little manual, 12 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Art of Living: The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness (Plus) (Paperback)
I really like this little book of Stoic Philosophy. I find it inspirational and use it daily.
Wish someone had given me this book years ago.
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4.0 out of 5 stars PLEASED., 16 Nov 2014
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This review is from: Art of Living: The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness (Plus) (Paperback)
RECEIVED ON TIME. PLEASED.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The epithets without the shalts and whatnots., 5 July 1999
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This review is from: The Art of Living (Hardcover)
I love reading the sayings of men and women from long ago. In this short volume, I got the gist without having to wade through pages of outdated langage. If you are a lazy reader like me, not prone to dig for "meat", this is the version for you.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Misleading, 24 May 2013
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This review is from: Art of Living: The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness (Plus) (Paperback)
This rag implies itself to be "the Manual" of Epictetus but is in fact just a watered down pop psychology paperback. If youre serious in the pursuit of Stoicism or the "art of living" get the Everyman edition of the Discourses. If, however, you are in the habit of skimming books, only reading the backs and judge articles by their headlines, then this marvelous masterpiece is the key to unlocking the wonders of life.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT, 25 Dec 2012
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A great product at a great price with an excellent service make it a certainty that I will certainly buy here again
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