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Epictetus

[ep-ik-tee-tuh s] /ˌɛp ɪkˈti təs/
noun
1.
a.d. c60–c120, Greek Stoic philosopher and teacher, mainly in Rome.
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Epictetian
[ep-ik-tee-shuh n] /ˌɛp ɪkˈti ʃən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • A few days before he burned his peddling-box, he had read Epictetus.

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  • Many of them have revived, in their own person, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius.

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  • Epictetus, one of the ablest of the Stoic philosophers, was a slave.

  • Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, and Seneca are the masters of this school.

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  • He takes Epictetus as the representative of the one; Montaigne as the representative of the other.

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  • It is the Epictetus who smiles when the last vestige of physical welfare is removed.

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  • It is better for the temper than a chapter of Seneca or Epictetus.

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  • And that one should consider the sidereal system and the maxims of Epictetus and be comforted.

  • Epictetus declared with an oath that he should be glad to see one.

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Epictetus

/ˌɛpɪkˈtiːtəs/
noun
1.
?50–?120 ad, Greek Stoic philosopher, who stressed self-renunciation and the brotherhood of man
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