The Handbook (The Encheiridion) (HPC Philosophical Classics Series) Paperback – 1 Jan 1983
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Nicholas P. White is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Utah.
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Stoicism shares many aspects with modern CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) so this insight will also be interesting to practitioners and clients of CBT.
This is also part of the body of work that Stockdale used to maintain his sanity whilst held as P.O.W. in vietnam.
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Epictetus, like Socrates, apparently never wrote anything himself; however, his students took very good notes. One student by the name of Flavius Arrian may be responsible for the composition of eight volumes, titled "The Discourses of Epictetus," of which four volumes still survive. Arrian served under Emperor Hadrian who initially choose Atticus to be Marcus Aurelius' teacher. Arrian also wrote another text, titled "The Encheiridion of Epictetus" (or "Handbook" or "Manual"), which also survives and appears to be an abstract of his "Discourses". Throughout the second century, Epictetus was regarded as the greatest of the Stoic philosophers, and became even more popular than Plato. Stoicism nevertheless lost favor in the middle ages and was not revived until 1584 when Justus Lipsius published his "De Constantia".
I would highly recommend the writings of Epictetus to anyone interested in Stoic Philosophy, or anyone at all for that matter. Epictetus should make for an excellent introduction to Stoic Philosophy, and the "Encheiridion" is an excellent introduction to Epictetus. I prefer this particular translation of "The Encheiridion of Epictetus", by Nicholas P. White, over the other translations that I have read. Oldfather's translation (Loeb Classical Library) is also very good.
Long translation of #8 (Dover edition):
"Seek not that the things which happen as you wish; but wish the things which happen to be as they are, and you will have a tranquil flow of life."
compared with the White translation Hackett edition):
"Do not seek to have events happen as you want them to, but instead want them to happen as they do happen, and your life will go well"
This is a readable translation, and well rendered for Kindle with no mechanical errors. A short, thought-provoking read.