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Title : The Teachings of Epictetus
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ISBN : 29739968
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 184 Pages
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The Teachings of Epictetus Reviews

  • Brian Davis
    2019-04-20 06:50

    This particular version of Epictetus' teachings is an 1888 translation, rearrangement, and abridgement of the three known sources for Epictetus: the Enchiridion (Handbook), Discourses, and Fragments. Rolleston's project consists of five untitled Books, each of which likely had some thematic coherence to Rolleston and was intended to make Epictetus more accessible to the general public. The full Enchiridion is embedded in sequential order within Rolleston's Teachings. The much longer Discourses is abridged and reorganized non-sequentially around each of the Enchiridion's 52 short chapters. For good measure, several of the Fragments are sprinkled through the text. Without referring to the appended Index of References, there is no way to differentiate between the three sources, since Rolleston's text does not include the traditional assignment of verses found in other translations.I recommend using Amazon's 'Look Inside' feature to get a feel for the text before investing your $0.99. Or, you can view and download the full text on various online repositories of works in the public domain.Numerous versions of these texts (both individually and as a collection) can be found on Amazon or in public domain collections. I like the Oldfather translation, which is less archaic and stilted, and contains the full Discourses, Fragments, and Encheiridion with the traditional chapter and verse divisions.