The Art of Living


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if you are struggling with adversity, frustration, disappointment or even despair and want some philosophical guidance.

A quick summary

Epictetus is a mentor through the ages for navigating challenges, and living a meaningful, fulfilling and “morally awake” life. In The Art of Living, philosophical writer Sharon Lebell has summarised from the surviving transcriptions of Epictetus’ lectures, and offers her commentary and interpretations for the modern day reader. The text is in plain English, with contemporary examples, and ranges across happiness, sex, health, dignity, purpose and more.


Publisher’s description

An immense dose of Epictetus would do us all a great deal of good (Harold Bloom)

So what makes the writings of this former slave so powerful today? Epictetus observed that although everyday life is fraught with difficulty, a life of virtue is within reach. He dedicated his life to outlining the simple way to happiness, fulfillment, and tranquility.

By putting into practice the 93 witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up “The Art of Living”, readers learn to gracefully meet the challenges of everyday life as well as life’s inevitable major losses and disappointments.

Additional information

Format Paperback
Weight 120 g
Dimensions 203 × 125 × 10 mm
Book Author


ISBN 9780061286056


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