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Seneca | Moral Letters to Lucilius

Moral letters to Lucilius - Among the personalities of the early Roman Empire there are few who offer to the readers of today such dramatic interest as does Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 BC – AD 65) , the author of the Epistles which are published in the following pages. These letters are all addressed to Lucilius. The writer deals with subjects, such as Moral

Marcus Aurelius | Meditations

Book I 1. From my grandfather Verus a kindly disposition and sweetness of temper. 2. From what I heard of my father and my memory of him, modesty and manliness. 3. From my mother, the fear of god, and generosity; and abstention not only from doing ill but even from the very thought of doing it; and furthermore to live the simple life, far removed

Musonius Rufus | Stoic

Lecture I That there is no need of giving many proofs for one problem . 1 Once when discussion turned upon proofs or demonstrations, such as beginners must learn from their teachers of philosophy in gaining a mastery of whatever they are studying, Musonius said that there was no sense in seeking many proofs for each point, but rather cogent and lucid ones. Thus just

Epictetus | Stoic

The Enchiridion or Handbook of Epictetus (Ἐγχειρίδιον Ἐπικτήτου) is a short manual of Stoic ethical advice compiled by Arrian, a 2nd-century disciple of the Greek philosopher Epictetus. Although the content is mostly derived from the Discourses of Epictetus, it is not a summary of the Discourses but rather a compilation of practical precepts. Arrian focuses his attention on Epictetus's work applying philosophy to daily life.

Epictetus | Stoic

Epictetus | The Discourses | Book 1 Book I | Index I. Of the things which are under our control and not under our control. II. How may a man preserve his proper character upon every occasion? III. From the thesis that God is the Father of mankind, how may one proceed to the consequences? IV. Of progress. V. Against the Academics. VI. Of providence.

Epictetus | Stoic

Epictetus | Discourses | Book 2 Book II | Index 1. That Courage is not inconsistent with Caution 2. Of Tranquillity 3. Concerning such as recommend Persons to the Philosophers! 4. Concerning a Man who had been guilty of Adultery. 5. How Nobleness of Mind may be consistent with Prudence. 6. Of Circumstances, 7. Of Divination. 8. Wherein consists the Essence of Good. 9. That

Epictetus | Stoic

Epictetus | Discourses | Book 3 Book III | Index 1. Of Personal Adornment. 2. In what a well-trained Man should exercise himself; and that we neglect the principal Things. 3. What is the chief Concern of a good Man; and in what we chiefly ought to train ourselves. 4. Concerning one who made Himself improperly conspicuous in the Theatre. 5. Concerning -those who plead

Epictetus | Stoic

Epictetus | Discourses | Book 4 Book IV | Index 1. Of Freedom 2. Of Complaisance 3. What Things are to be exchanged for Others 4. Concerning those who earnestly desire a Life of Repose 5. Concerning the Quarrelsome and Ferocious . 6. Concerning those who are annoyed at being pitied 7. Of Fearlessness 8. Concerning such as hastily assume the philosophic Dress 9. Concerning