Epictetus' Enchiridion

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05 Feb 2019 06:13 #333664 by Rosalyn J
Have you read or listened to this work? I've been thinking about it today and I'd like to have a discussion on it. For those of you who haven't heard or read this work, here are some links to audio and text:

Audio:

Text: www.gutenberg.org/files/45109/45109-h/45109-h.htm

For those of you who may have read or listened to it what were some of the more impactful portions?

Do you find yourself going back to it/recalling certain sections?

Are there any things that Epictetus brings forward that you disagree with?

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05 Feb 2019 23:09 - 05 Feb 2019 23:25 #333745 by OB1Shinobi
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I dont have time right now but i wanted to mention that Epictetus is possibly my favorite pholilosopher and definitely my favorite Stoic. I am too busy atm but yea i will come back here and comment when i can.

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06 Feb 2019 01:24 #333756 by Lykeios
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Epictetos is one of my favorites as well! Haven't read all of the Enchiridion, but I read his Discourses, which is also great.

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