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    DescriptionThis new translation presents two works, one by Epictetus and the other by Cebes, two ancient Greek philosophers of the Imperial period, in new translations of clear, straightforward English. In this book, readers will learn how to sustain emotional harmony and a 'good flow of life' whatever fortune may hold in store for them. This modern English translation of the complete Handbook is supported by and includes: * the first thorough commentary since that of Simplicius, 1500 years ago * a detailed introduction * extensive glossary * index of key terms * chapter-by-chapter discussion of themes * helpful tables that clarify Stoic ethical doctrines as a glance. Accompanying the Handbook is the Tablet of Cebes, a curious and engaging text. In complete contrast, yet complementing the Handbook's more conventional philosophical presentation, the Tablet shows progress to philosophical wisdom as a journey through a landscape inhabited by personifications of happiness, fortune, the virtues and vices.


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    Title
    Epictetus' Handbook and the Tablet of Cebes
    Subtitle
    Guides to Stoic Living
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Keith Seddon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415324526
    ISBN 10: 0415324521
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25230
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC22: 188
    Abridged Dewey: 188
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: B561.M53 S44 2005
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: QDHA
    Illustrations note
    4 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    09 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Table of contents
    Part 1: The Handbook of Epictetus: Stoic tranformation of the soul 1. Overview 2. Life 3. Writings 4. Epictetus' Stoicism 5. Key Concepts Translation and Commentary Part 2: The Tablet of Cebes: The journey to happiness 1. Overview 2. Author and Date 4. Outline of the Tablet 4. Is the Tablet Stoic? Translation