Epictetus

Epictetus

Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: Epictetus was a Greek sage and Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia, and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses.

Source/Notes: As quoted in "Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and Modern Authors", compiled by Maturin Murray Ballou, J. R. Osgood and Company, 1872, p. 389

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Source/Notes: "All the works of Epictetus: which are now extant; consisting of his Discourses, preserved by Arrian, in four books, the Enchiridion, and fragments", translated by Elizabeth Carter, Printed by S. Richardson, 1758, "The Discourse of Epictetus", Book IV, Chapter I
Source/Notes: Variation of izquotes.com/quote/58446. "Discourses: Books I and II", Harvard University Press, 1925, p. 219

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Source/Notes: The Works of Epictetus: Consisting of His Discourses, in Four Books, the Enchiridion, and Fragments (1865 edition)