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How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life

How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life (Hardback)

By Epictetus
Introduction by Long, Anthony

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ISBN 9780691177717
Barcode 9780691177717
Published 15 September 2018
Format Hardback
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Language English (translated from: English)
Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
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ISBN-13 9780691177717
ISBN-10 0691177716
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Publication Date 15 September 2018
International Publication Date 16 October 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Epictetus
Introduction by Long, Anthony
Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
Category Ancient Western Philosophy To C 500
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 114mm
Height: 171mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Stoics - Early works to 1800
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education
Dewey Code 171.2
Catalogue Code 967610

Description of this Book

The description for this book, How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life, will be forthcoming.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review It is hard to think of a book that will make a greater contribution than this one to the growing interest in Stocism as a way of life. No one can write with more authority on Stoicism than A. A. Long. As a translator, he combines the knowledge of an influential scholar with the grace of a fine English stylist, and his accessible introduction distills a lifetime of learning. How to Be Free hits the mark beautifully. -Brad Inwood, author of Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction There really isn't anything else out there quite like this book. A. A. Long, one of the most respected scholars of Stoicism, has produced a fresh, accessible translation of Epictetus's famous manual, with an introduction that makes the philosopher's wisdom, and Stoicism more generally, accessible to all. I will recommend this edition to friends, colleagues, and anyone who might benefit from a well-thought-out and provocative philosophy of life. -Massimo Pigliucci, author of How to Be a Stoic
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

A. A. Long is professor emeritus of classics and affiliated professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His many books include Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life, Stoic Studies, and (with Margaret Graver) Seneca: Letters on Ethics. He lives in Kensington, California.

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