The Sophist
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The Sophist

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, “The Young School Mistress” (detail) c. 1736. (Public Domain. Source: Wikipedia)

Epictetus: There IS a handbook for life

When we go through troubled times and we are faced with dilemmas, we are often consoled with the cliché “well, there’s no handbook for life.”

Except that there is. It was written in the second century and has been read as an accessible guide to living a good life ever since.



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Steven Gambardella

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