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 (ĕp′ĭk-tē′təs) ad 55?-135?
Phrygian-born philosopher who popularized the Stoic ethical doctrine of limiting one's desires, believing that one should act in life as at a banquet by taking a polite portion of all that is offered.


(Biography) ?50–?120 ad, Greek Stoic philosopher, who stressed self-renunciation and the brotherhood of man


(ˌɛp ɪkˈti təs)

A.D. c60–c120, Greek Stoic philosopher, mainly in Rome.
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Noun1.Epictetus - Greek philosopher who was a Stoic (circa 50-130)
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Yes, but I am afraid there will rise up, by the side of us, a sect like that of Epictetus, you know him well; the philosopher of Hieropolis, he who called bread luxury, vegetables prodigality, and clear water drunkenness; he who, being beaten by his master, said to him, grumbling a little it is true, but without being angry, `I will lay a wager you have broken my leg
You don't have to sit on her lap and listen to talk that would make the book of a musical comedy sound like the maxims of Epictetus.
One of the privileges of a freedman in the ancient republics of Greece, was the permission to take an active interest in public affairs; and Aesop, like the philosophers Phaedo, Menippus, and Epictetus, in later times, raised himself from the indignity of a servile condition to a position of high renown.
How truly does Epictetus observe: 'We know not what awaiteth us round the corner, and the hand that counteth its chickens ere they be hatched oft-times doth but step on the banana-skin.
His philosophy was influenced by such stoics as Epictetus and Seneca and by St.
This was the conclusion of a study entitled 'Assessment of the Structure, Conduct, and Performance of the Philippine Telecommunications Industry' undertaken by Epictetus Patalinghug, Wilfred Manuela, Jr.
That seems a blinding flash of the obvious, until you see where Epictetus goes with it.
finds that they responded to the rapid cultural and economic change of the era, particularly the worrying turns towards bourgeois individualism, economic rationality, and the sharp division of the public and private spheres, by implicitly adapting the ideas of such Stoic philosophers as Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Cicero, and Quintilian in order to fashion their own theories of common sense, taste, sympathy, and propriety.
The final study in this section is Guldmann Reydams-Schils' on differences between Platonists, especially Simplicius, and Stoics such as Epictetus concerning virtue, marriage, and parenthood.
The Greek philosopher Epictetus once said, "When you have shut your doors, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone, but God is within and your genius is within.
The topics concerned--the relationship of virtue to happiness, can argument cure us of the fear of death, can we trust our senses--are surely among the most appealing and enduring of questions, and authors like Lucretius, Sextus, and Epictetus not the least readable.
In his The Encheiridion or "Handbook," stoic philosopher Epictetus speaks repeatedly of the importance of keeping death and dying in one's consciousness.