Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness

November 18, 2019 - Comment

Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of

Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life’s inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.

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Anonymous says:

Classic for every personal development library The Art Of Living is a small book (144 pages) with big messages. I consider this book a personal development classic because while it’s a modern book (1994), it’s author Sharon Lebell’s “interpretation” of the classic work by stoic philosopher Epictetus.Epictetus was born in A.D. 55 in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. The book has been called the Western equivalent to the Dhamapada or the Tao Te Ching.It is a book of philosophical teachings in the…

Anonymous says:

The 2000 Year Old Epictetus Manual The 2000 Year Old Epictetus ManualFor centuries people asked how can I live a happy, fulfilling life? How can I be a good person? The usual reply was often: Read Epictetus’s Manual. And the response to that was Epic who?!Yes, Epictetus, although a great philosopher, was not well known. He was born into slavery around two thousand years ago in the eastern part of the Roman Empire. At an early age he exhibited superior intelligence and was liberated and sent to Rome to…

Anonymous says:

Changed my life many years ago This is my 15th copy of this book. I’ve always bought paperbacks. I’d give them away as I wanted to share the amazing knowledge. This book changed my life.This time around I wanted a hardcover to keep permanently for my library.You can read the one page paragraph and be deep in thought for hours if not days. It is no wonder to me that a ceasar of Rome studied under this slave. Epictetus still has wisdom for our modern day. I hope you make the decision to buy this. It…

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