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The

DISCOURSES OF EPICTETUS;

ENCHEIELDION AND FRAGMENTS.

TRANSLATED,

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

By GEOEGE LONG.

"The important question, What is the rule of Life? is lost out of
the world."—Br. BcttER.

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

LONDON: GEORGE BELL AND SONS, YORK STREET,

COVENT GARDEN.

1888.

All rights reserved.

LONDON : PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LnIIIED, st AMFORD STREET AND CHARIng Cross.

TO

ESTHEE LAWEENCE,

A DILIGENT READER OF EPICTETUS,

TO WHOM THE TRANSLATOR OWES MANY

USEFUL REMARKS.

CONTENTS.

BOOK I.

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I. Of The Things Which Are In Oub Power, And Not

In Our Power 3

II. How A Man On every Occasion Can Maintain His

Proper Character 8

III. How A Man Should Proceed From The principle Of

God Being The Father Of All Men To The best 12

IV. Of Progress Or Improvement . . . .13
V. Against The Academics . . . . .17

VI. Of Providence lit

VII. Of The Use Of Sophistical Arguments And Hypo-
Thetical, AND THE LIKE 23

VIII. That The Faculties Are Not Safe To The Un-

INSTRUCTED 28

IX. How From The Fact That We Are Akin To God A

Man may Proceed To The Consequences . . 30
X. Against Those Who Eagerly Seek Preferment At

Home 35

XI. Of Natural Affection 37

XII. Of Contentment 41

XIII. How Everything May Be Done Acceptably To The

Gods 45

XIV. That The Deity Oversees All Things . . .40
XV. What Philosophy Promises 49

XVI. Of Providence 50

XVII. That The Logical Art Is Necessary . . .52
XVIII. That We Ought Not To Be Angry With The Errors

(faults) Of Others 55

XIX. How We Should Behave To Tyrants . . .CO

XX. Akout Reason And How It Contemplates Itself . 63

XXI. Against Those Who Wish To Be Admired . . (Hi

XXII. Of Praecogmtions ...... CO

XXIII. Against Epicurus , , , , . C9

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