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THE

DISCOURSES OF EPICTETUS;

WITH THE

ENCHEIRIDION AND FRAGMENTS.

TRANSLATED,

WITH NOTES, A LIFE OF EPICTETUS, AND A VIEW OF HIS

PHILOSOPHY,

BY GEORGE LONG.

* The important question, What is the rule of Life? is lost out of
the world.”—BP, BUTLER.

“Consider thyself to be dead, and to bave completed thy life up to
the present time; and live according to Nature the remainder which
is allowed thee." -M. ANTONINUS, vii. 56.

LONDON: GEORGE BELL AND SONS, YORK STREET,

COVENT GARDEN.

1888.

All rights reserved.

LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,

STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.

TO

ESTHER LAWRENCE,

A DILIGENT READER OF EPICTETUS,

TO WHOM THE TRANSLATOR OWES MANY

USEFUL REMARKS.

CONTENTS.

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BOOK I.
CITAP.
I. OF THE TAINGS WHICH ARE IN OUR POWER, AND NOT

IN OUR POWER
II. HOW A MAN ON EVERY OCCASION CAN MAINTAIN HIS

PROPER CHARACTER
III. HOW A MAN SHOULD PROCEED FROM THE PRINCIPLE OF

GOD BEING THE FATHER OF ALL MEN TO THE REST
IV. OF PROGRESS OR IMPROVEMENT

V. AGAINST THE ACADEMICS
VI. OF PROVIDENCE
VII. OF THE USE OF SOPHISTICAL ARGUMENTS AND HYPO-

THETICAL, AND THE LIKE
VIII. THAT THE FACULTIES ARE NOT SAFE TO THE UN-

INSTRUCTED
IX, HOW FROM THE FACT THAT WE ARE AKIN TO GOD A

MAN MAY PROCEED TO THE CONSEQUENCES
X. AGAINST THOSE WHO EAGERLY SEEK PREFERMENT AT

ROME.
XI, OF NATURAL AFFECTION
XII. OF CONTENTMENT
XIII. How EVERYTHING MAY BE DONE ACCEPTABLY TO THE

GODS.
XIV, THAT THE DEITY OVERSEES ALL THINGS

XV. WHAT PHILOSOPHY PROMISES
XVI. OF PROVIDENCE
XVII. THAT THE LOGICAL ART IS NECESSARY
XVIII. THAT WE OUGHT NOT TO BE ANGRY WITH THE ERRORS

(FAULTS) OF OTHERS
XIX. HOW WE SHOULD BEHAVE TO TYRANTS

XX. ABOUT REASON AND HOW IT CONTEMPLATES TSELF
XXI. AGAINST THOSE WHO WISH TO BE ADMIRED
XXII. OF PRAECOGNITIONS
XXIII. AGAINST EPICURUS .

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