Discourses and Selected Writings


Epictetus was a remarkable philosopher who defied the odds to become one of the most influential thinkers of his time. Despite being born into slavery, his writings and lectures have left an indelible mark on history. Discourses and Selected Writings offer a rare glimpse into the mind of this great intellectual. The transcribed collection of informal lectures was given around AD 108 and gave readers practical advice on living a fulfilling life, even in the face of adversity. Beyond its philosophical insights, the book is also an important example of the usage of Koine Greek, a language widely spoken during the Hellenistic period. Epictetus’ work is a must-read for anyone interested in philosophy, history, or language.