1655 Enchiridion Epictetus Metaphysics Stoicism Greek Philosophy + Tablet Cebes

Gilles Boileau Épictète.

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The Enchiridion or Manual of Epictetus (enchiridion is Greek for dagger) is a short manual of Stoic ethical advice compiled by Arrian, a 2nd-century disciple of the Greek philosopher Epictetus.

Epictetus (c. 55 – 135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in north-western Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses.

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1655 Enchiridion Epictetus Metaphysics Stoicism Greek Philosophy + Tablet Cebes

 

The Enchiridion or Manual of Epictetus (enchiridion is Greek for dagger) is a short manual of Stoic ethical advice compiled by Arrian, a 2nd-century disciple of the Greek philosopher Epictetus.

 

Epictetus (c. 55 – 135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in north-western Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses.

 

Main author: Gilles Boileau; Épictète.

 

Title: La vie d’Epictete et L’enchiridion ou l’abbregé de sa philosophie. Avec le tableau de Cébés

 

Published: A Paris : Chez Guillavme de Luyne, 1655.

 

Language: French

 

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Pages: complete with all 274 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such

Publisher: A Paris : Chez Guillavme de Luyne, 1655.

Size: ~ 5in X 3in (12.5cm x 7.5cm)

 

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The Tablet of Cebes is probably by a pseudonymous author of the 1st or 2nd century.[3][4] The work professes to be an interpretation of an allegorical picture of a tablet on which the whole of human life with its dangers and temptations was symbolically represented, and which is said to have been dedicated by someone in the temple of Cronus at Athens or Thebes.[5] The author introduces some youths contemplating the tablet, and an old man who steps among them undertakes to explain its meaning.[5] It is intended to show that only the proper development of our mind and the possession of real virtues can make us truly happy.[5] The author develops the Platonic theory of pre-existence, and shows that true education consists not in mere erudition, but rather in the formation of character.[2] Parallels are often drawn between this work and John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress.[2]

 

The Tabula has been widely translated both into European languages and into Arabic (the latter version published with the Greek text and Latin translation by Claudius Salmasius in 1640). It has often been printed together with the Enchiridion of Epictetus.

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Esoteric & Occult

Philosophy

Authors

Gilles Boileau Épictète.

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete