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Author: Keith Seddon
ISBN: 0415324521
Language: English
Pages: 296 pages
Category: Humanities
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 24, 2005)
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This new translation of two works, one by Epictetus and the other by Cebes, two ancient Greek philosophers of the Imperial period, are presented in new translations of clear, straightforward English. In this book, readers will learn how to sustain emotional harmony and a ‘good flow of life’ whatever fortune may hold in store for them.

First published 2005 by Routledge 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge 270 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016. Part I: The Handbook of Epictetus Introduction to Epictetus Overview Life Writings The Discourses The Handbook Fragments Epictetus’ Stoicism Key concepts The promise of philosophy What is really good What is in our power Making proper use of impressions The three topoi God On living in accordance with nature Metaphors for life Making progress.

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Accompanying the Handbook is the Tablet of Cebes, a curious and engaging text. Seddon is neither overbearing nor too simplistic. In complete contrast, yet complementing the Handbook's more conventional philosophical presentation, the Tablet shows progress to philosophical wisdom as a journey through a landscape inhabited by personifications of happiness, fortune, the virtues and vices. Aug 24, 2012 Paul Lanagan rated it it was amazing.

This new translation presents two works, one by Epictetus and the other by Cebes, two ancient Greek philosophers of the Imperial period, in new translations of clear, straightforward English. In this book, readers will learn how to sustain emotional harmony and a 'good flow of life' whatever fortune may hold in store for them.

Mostly the data of the books and covers were damaged so many books . Accompanying the Handbook is the Tablet of Cebes, a curious and engaging text.

This new translation of two works, one by Epictetus and the other by Cebes, two ancient Greek philosophers of the Imperial period, are presented in new translations of clear, straightforward English.

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Keith Seddon, Epictetus' Handbook and the Tablet of Cebes: Guides to Stoic Living, Routledge, 2005. ISBN 978-3-8391-5231-7

Keith Seddon, Epictetus' Handbook and the Tablet of Cebes: Guides to Stoic Living, Routledge, 2005. ISBN 978-3-8391-5231-7. William O. Stephens, Stoic Ethics: Epictetus and Happiness as Freedom, London: Continuum, 2007.

This new translation of Epictetus' Handbook brings his ancient teachings to those who wish to live the philosophic life by finding a way to live happily in the world without being overwhelmed by it.

This new translationpresents two works, one by Epictetus and the other by Cebes, two ancient Greek philosophers of the Imperial period, innew translations ofclear, straightforward English.

In this book,readers will learn how to sustain emotional harmony and a ‘good flow of life’ whatever fortune may hold in store for them.

This modern English translation of the complete Handbook is supported by and includes:

* the first thorough commentary since that of Simplicius, 1500 years ago* a detailed introduction* extensive glossary* index of key terms* chapter-by-chapter discussion of themes* helpful tables that clarify Stoic ethical doctrines as a glance.

Accompanying the Handbook is the Tablet of Cebes, a curious and engaging text. In complete contrast, yet complementing the Handbook’s more conventional philosophical presentation, the Tablet shows progress to philosophical wisdom as a journey through a landscape inhabited by personifications of happiness, fortune, the virtues and vices.

Comments (7)
GWEZJ
I’ve had Keith Seddon’s ‘Epictetus’ Handbook and the Tablet of Cebes’ for years and it has become one of my standard go to quick references for all things Stoic. The author has accomplished what few can in a book on ancient philosophy: bridge the gap nicely between New Agish self help with poor scholarship references meant to appeal to those with little to no background on the subject and a full blown ‘academic’ philosophical treatise that would only appeal to a select few professionals in the field. It is an amazingly easy read (for the subject) and at the same time technically accurate translation and commentary on the Handbook of Epictetus.

The size, font size, font type, and organization of the book lend to its ease of use. The author comments and explains after every chapter of the handbook with references to other sources on Stoicism. This amounts to a solid course in Stoicism, not only Epictetus, by the time one is finished. The commentary starts by highlighting key terms in each chapter and this plus the glossary are worth the price of the book alone (not that expensive either). This is one of the reasons I constantly refer to it; I can find a term in either its Greek or English spelling, its meaning, and related terms all very quickly by flipping a few pages. Of course there is a lengthy solid bibliography as warrants any scholarly work.

High praise for this and other books on ancient philosophy by Keith Seddon in the same format giving professional insight into a technical subject that is accessible for the rest of us.
Gadar
I've read and researched enough Mystery School teachings to be convinced that the content found in the Tablet of Cebes is very old. Any serious student of ancient philosophy must read this book. It's an incredible synopsis of the teachings' purpose, the structure of our reality, and the cycle of necessity. In fact, read it multiple times and meditate on what it says.

In short, the writing is about an ancient portrayal of human existence and its trials and/or growth cycles. It is my belief that it was written by a Socratic follower, but those same ideas far precede the writer and even Socrates.

There are a handful of decent books out there about the Tablet of Cebes, but this version is probably the easiest to comprehend.

The Tablet of Cebes also says a great deal about education and what it really is or should be. Our current educational institutions would be wise to consider what the ancients had to say about True Education, but--alas--I'm afraid it will be a long-long while before that happens (if it happens).
Brannylv
The upfront cost is a very small price to pay for the returns in "human capital" one will obtain as they put into practice the insights obtained from this book. The author provides a introduction to the teaching of Epictetus and of the stoic school of philosophy that his teachings fall under. He then provides his modern translation for all 53 tenets (I've read a few other translations, and for some reason Seddon's resonates more). After each chapter the author provides his own analysis so that readers can gain a better understanding and put them into practice. The author is a true practitioner and it shows in his work. For those serious about learning and using stoicism to improve their lives, look no further, for doing so would not be in accordance with nature.
Yahm
This book, for anyone with a Stoic bent, is, well, simply wonderful. If you've read the handbook, Seneca and others and are still looking for HOW TO APPLY IT you simply cannot go wrong with this book. I have the author's other book, Stoic Serenity also and I've underlined many passages in both books in red.

The author's diligence in referencing is almost unbelievable. His dedication and obvious love of Stoicism is almost unbelievable. I could live with these two books and two others for a decade...or two or three. The commentaries and analysis of this book really, really make real the possibility of living the philosophy daily.
And that's exactly what I want. To practice it. I'm a beginner who's been practicing for quite some time and I'll always be a beginner. And that's absolutely okay. Even to practice a bit of this brings MORE inner peace, equanimity and balance. The key, of course, IS practice.

The book brings to the handbook the ways and means of practicing what Epictetus taught. Many passages in it led me to ways of actually doing that. I consider "The Art Of Living" to be a prescription and the author's book to be HOW to apply the prescription.

I don't know if I should reference another book, but I think "A Guide To The Good Life"
by Irvine and these two books of Kieth Seddon's and Seneca's letters are just about all one would need--along with the desire--to practice Stoicism DAILY. 50 stars.
Alexandra
Among the many books available covering different aspects of stoic philosophy, I found this one to be among those that are very useful. The time taken to articulate the messages of Epictetus passages and other stoics are very well conveyed and open a clearer view of the overall process of developing ones own stoic outlook and how to achieve it in many small but orderly steps.
Gelgen
Get this book if your are a stoic or for that matter a thoughtful person. Read it. Think about it. Live it. The world, specially today, is in need of these mind/ soul satifying teachings. Buy and read it today!!! Heack, buy a bunch give them to your friends, neighbors, and enemies and have them read it today! They will thank you!
Hey! When you are at it! Why not become a stoic philsopher and thrill and confuse your enemies?! Look at Dr. Kieth Seddon's course on Stoic serenity buy and work through that book and THEN... buy this book! Great STUFF!!!
caster
The philosophy principles advocated in the book put my Christian principles on solid ground for art of living in today's complex life