Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £2.99

Save £7.00 (70%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Discourses and Selected Writings (Penguin Classics) by [Epictetus]
Kindle App Ad

Discourses and Selected Writings (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
£2.99

Kindle Monthly Deal
Browse a new selection of discounted Kindle Books each month. Shop now

Product description

Synopsis

Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together with the Enchiridion, a manual of his main ideas, and the fragments collected here, "The Discourses" argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.

About the Author

Epictetus (c. 55–135 AD) was a teacher and Greco-Roman philosopher. Originally a slave from Hierapolis in Anatolia (modern Turkey), he was owned for a time by a prominent freedman at the court of the emperor Nero. After gaining his freedom he moved to Nicopolis on the Adriatic coast of Greece and opened a school of philosophy there. His informal lectures (the Discourses) were transcribed and published by his student Arrian, who also composed a digest of Epictetus' teaching known as the Manual (or Enchiridion).

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 831 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (28 Aug. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001FA0NSS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,390 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?



Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

18 April 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
12 December 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
17 May 2014
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
12 January 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
15 February 2018
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
30 December 2013
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
22 October 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
8 March 2018
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

click to open popover

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?