The Discourses of Epictetus: Page Index


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Chapter I. On Things in Our Power and Things Not in Our Power

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Chapter II. How One May Be True to One's Character in Everything

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Chapter IV. On Progress, or Moral Advance

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Chapter V. Against Followers of the Academy

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Chapter VI. On Providence

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Chapter VII. On the Use of Variable Premisses and Hypothetical Arguments and the Like

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Chapter VIII. That Faculties are Fraught With Danger for the Uneducated

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Chapter IX. How One May Draw Conclusions From the Fact That We are God's Kinsmen

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Chapter X. To Those Who Have Spent Their Energies on Advancement in Rome

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Chapter XI. On Family Affection

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Chapter XII. On Contentment

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Chapter XIII. How One May Act in All Things so as to Please the Gods

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Chapter XIV. That God Beholds All Men

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Chapter XV. What Philosophy Professes

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Chapter XVI. On Providence

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Chapter XVII. That the Processes of Logic are Necessary

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Chapter XVIII. That We Should not be Angry at Men's Errors

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Chapter XIX. How One Should Behave Towards Tyrants

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Chapter XX. How Reason has the Faculty of Taking Cognizance of Itself

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Chapter XXII. On Primary Conceptions

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Chapter XXIII. Against Epicurus

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Chapter XXIV. How One Should Contend Against Difficulties

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Chapter XXV. On the Same Theme

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Chapter XXVI. What is the Law of Life

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Chapter XXVII. On The Ways in Which Impressions Come to Us: and the Aids We Must Provide for Ourselves to Deal With Them

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Chapter XXVIII. That We Must not be Angry with Men: and Concerning what Things are Small and what are Great Among Men

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Chapter XXIX. On Constancy

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Chapter I. That There is no Conflict Between Confidence and Caution

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Chapter II. On Peace of Mind

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Chapter IV. To the Man Caught in Adultery

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Chapter V. How A Careful Life is Compatible with a Noble Spirit

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Chapter VI. On What is Meant by 'Indifferent' Things

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Chapter VII. How to Consult Diviners

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Chapter VIII. What is the True Nature of the Good

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Chapter IX. That We Adopt the Profession of the Philosopher When We Cannot Fulfil That of a Man

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Chapter X. How the Acts Appropriate to Man Are to be Discovered From the Names He Bears

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Chapter XI. What is the Beginning of Philosophy

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Chapter XII. On the Art of Discussion

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Chapter XIII. Concerning Anxiety

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Chapter XIV. On Naso

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Chapter XV. On Those Who Cling Stubbornly to Their Judgements

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Chapter XVI. That We do not Practise Applying our Judgements About Things Good and Evil

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Chapter XVII. How We Must Adjust Our Primary Conceptions to Particular Things

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Chapter XVIII. How We Must Struggle Against Impressions

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Chapter XIX. To Those Who Take Up the Principles of the Philosophers Only to Discuss Them

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Chapter XX. Against Followers of Epicurus and of the Academy

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Chapter XXI. Concerning Inconsistency of Mind

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Chapter XXII. On Friendship

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Chapter XXIII. On the Faculty of Expression

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Chapter XXIV. To One Whom He Did Not Think Worthy

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Chapter XXVI. What is the Distinctive Character of Error

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Chapter I. On Adornment

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Chapter II. 1) In What Matters Should the Man Who is to Make Progress Train Himself: And (2) That We Neglect What is Most Vital

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Chapter III. What is the Material with Which the Good Man Deals: and What Should be the Object of Our Training

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Chapter IV. Against One Who was Indecorously Excited in the Theatre

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Chapter V. Against Those Who Make Illness an Excuse For Leaving the Lecture-Room

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Chapter XII. Dialogue with the Commissioner of the Free Cities, Who was an Epicurean

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Chapter IX. To a Rhetor Going up to Rome for a Trial

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Chapter X. How One Should Bear Illnesses

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Chapter XI. Scattered Sayings

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Chapter XII. On Training

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Chapter XIII. What a 'Forlorn' Condition Means, and a 'Forlorn' Man

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Chapter XIV. Scattered Sayings

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Chapter XV. That We Should Approach Everything with Consideration

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Chapter XVI. That We Must Be Cautious In Our Social Relations

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Chapter XVII. Concerning Providence

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Chapter XVIII. That We Must Not Allow News to Disturb Us

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Chapter XX. That Benefit May be Derived From All Outward Things

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Chapter XXI. To Those Who Undertake the Profession of Teacher With A Light Heart

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Chapter XXII. On the Calling of the Cynic

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Chapter XXIII. To Those Who Read and Discourse For Display

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Chapter XXIV. That We Ought not to Spend Our Feelings on Things Beyond Our Power

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Chapter XXV. To Those Who Fail to Achieve What They Set Before Them

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Chapter XXVI. To Those Who Fear Want

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Chapter I. On Freedom

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Chapter II. On Intercourse With Men

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Chapter IV. To Those Whose Heart is Set On a Quiet Life

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Chapter V. To Those That are Contentious and Brutal

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Chapter VI. To Those Who are Distressed at Being Pitied

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Chapter VII. On Freedom From Fear

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Chapter VIII. To Those Who Hastily Assume the Character of Philosophers

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Chapter IX. To One Who Was Modest and Has Become Shameless

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Chapter X. What Things We Should Despise, and What We Should Deem Important

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Chapter XI. On Cleanliness

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Chapter XII. On Attention

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Chapter XIII. To Those Who Lightly Communicate Their Secrets

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The Manual [Enchiridion] of Epictetus

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