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Epictetus

[ep-ik-tee-tuh s]
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noun
  1. a.d. c60–c120, Greek Stoic philosopher and teacher, mainly in Rome.
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Related formsEp·ic·te·tian [ep-ik-tee-shuh n] /ˌɛp ɪkˈti ʃən/, adjective
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  • A few days before he burned his peddling-box, he had read Epictetus.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

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

    Thais

    Anatole France

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

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

    Practical Ethics

    William DeWitt Hyde

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

    Pascal

    John Tulloch


British Dictionary definitions for epictetus

Epictetus

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