Tag: Epictetus

  • Great Book: A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine – A 15 min Summary

    Great Book: A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine – A 15 min Summary

    – “Irvine excels at giving a “walking tour” of the many schools of Stoic philosophy, from Greek to Roman traditions, identifying individual Stoic thinkers (many more than Seneca) and their principles and techniques, which Irvine argues are even more relevant in modern times than their own.” –Philosophical Practice “Well-written and so compelling, this is a […]

  • Stoic History

    Mainly based on info from “A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy” – William B. Irvine The First Stoics Zeno – (333-261 BC) = the first Stoic started as a Cynic “same” as today’s homeless Antisthenes pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes […]

  • Epictetus

    Epictetus (Greek: Ἐπίκτητος; AD 55 – AD 135) was a Greek sage and Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until banishment when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece where he lived the rest of his life. His teachings were noted down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses. Philosophy, Epictetus taught, is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, […]