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Epictitus. Translated by Elizabeth Carter.


All the works of Epictetus, which are now extant; consisting of his Discourses, preserved by Arrian, in four books, the Enchiridion, and fragments. Tr. from the original Greek, by Elizabeth Carter. With an introduction, and notes, by the translator


London: Printed by S. Richardson and sold by A. Millar, in The Strand; John Rivington, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; And R. and J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall.  1758.

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WPRP 206

Physical Description:

9 p. â„“., xli, [1], 505, [11] p. 30 cm


Not in Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women; multiple copies in Worldcat.


Includes a list of subscribers; includes An Irregular Ode and Arrian to Lucius Gellius.



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Book I  
Chap. I.  Of the Things which are, and of those which are not, in our own Power 1
Chap. II.  In what Manner, upon every Occasion, to preserve our Character 7
    Chap. III.  How, from the Doctrine that God is the Father of Mankind, we may proceed to its Consequences
Chap. IV.  Of Improvement 14
Chap. V.  Concerning the Academics 19
Chap. VI.  Of Providence 21
Chap. VII.  Of the Use of convertible and hypothetical Propositions, and the like                26
Chap. VIII.  That Faculties are not safe to the Uninstructed 30
Chap. IX.  How, from the Doctrine of our Kindred to God, we are to proceed to its Consequences 33
Chap. X.  Concerning Those, who strove for Preferment at Rome 38
Chap. XI.  Of natural Affection 40
Chap. XII.  Of Contentment 46
Chap. XIII.  How every Thing may be performed acceptably to the Gods 50
Chap. XIV.  That all Things are under the divine Inspection 51
Chap. XV.  What it is that Philosophy promises 54
Chap. XVI.  Of Providence            55
Chap. XVII.  That the Art of Reasoning is necessary 58
Chap. XVIII.  That we are not to be angry with the Errors of others 62
Chap. XIX.  Of the Behaviour to be observed towards Tyrants 66
Chap. XX.  In what manner Reason contemplates itself  70
Chap. XXI.  Of the Desire of Admiration 73
Chap. XXII.  Of Pre-conceptions 74
Chap. XXIII.  Against Epicurus 77
Chap. XXIV.  How we are to struggle with Difficulties       78
Chap. XXV.  On the same Subject 82
Chap. XXVI.  What the Law of Life is 86

Chap. XXVII.  Of the several Appearances to the Mind; and what Remedies are to be provided for them


Chap. XXVIII.  That we are not to be angry with Mankind.  What Things are little, what great, among Men              

Chap. XXIX.  Of Intrepidity 98
Chap. XXIX.  Of Intrepidity 107
Book II  
Chap. I.  That Courage is not inconsistent with Caution 109
Chap. II.  Of Tranquillity 117
Chap. III.  Concerning Such as recommend Persons to the Philosophers 120
Chap. IV.  Concerning a Person who had been guilty of Adultery 121
Chap. V.  How Magnanimity may be consistent with Care 123
Chap. VI.  Of Indifference 128
Chap. VII.  Of Divination 132
Chap. VIII.  Wherein consists the Essence of Good 134

Chap. IX.  That when we are unable to fulfil what the Character of a Man promises, we assume that of a Philosopher

Chap. X.  How we may investigate the Duties of Life from the Names, which we bear 142
Chap. XI.  What the Beginning of Philosophy is 146
Chap. XII.  Of Disputation 149
Chap. XIII.  Of Solicitude 153
Chap. XIV.  Concerning Naso 158
Chap. XV.  Concerning Those, who obstinately persevere in what they have determined 162
Chap. XVI.  That we do not study to make use of the Principles concerning Good and Evil 165
Chap. XVII.  How to adapt Pre-conceptions to particular Cases 173
Chap. XVIII.  How the Appearances of Things are to be combated 179
Chap. XIX.  Concerning Those, who embrace Philosophy only in Words 183
Chap. XX.  Concerning the Epicureans, and Academics 190
Chap. XXI.  Of Inconsistency 196
Chap. XXII.  Of Friendship 200
Chap. XXIII.  Of the Faculty of Speaking 207
Chap. XXIV.  Concerning a Person, whom he treated with Disregard 214
Chap. XXV.  That Logic is necessary 219
Chap. XXVI.  What is the Property of Errors in Life 220
Book III  
Chap. I.  Of Finery in Dress 222

Chap. II.  In what a Proficient ought to be exercised: and that we neglect the principal Things


Chap. III.  What is the Subject-matter to a good Man; and in what we chiefly ought to be Practitioners

Chap. IV.  Concerning one, who exerted himself with indecent Eagerness in the Theatre 237
Chap. V.  Concerning those who pretend Sickness, as an Excuse to return Home 239
Chap. VI.  Miscellaneous 242
Chap. VII.  Concerning a Governor of the Free States, who was an Epicurean 244
Chap. VIII.  How we are to exercise ourselves against the Appearances of Things 249
Chap. IX.  Concerning a certain Orator, who was going to Rome on a Law Suit 251
Chap. X.  In what Manner we ought to bear Sickness       254
Chap. XI.  Miscellaneous 258
Chap. XII.  Of ascetic Exercise 259
Chap. XIII.  What Solitude is; and what a solitary Person 263
Chap. XIV.  Miscellaneous 267
Chap. XV.  That every Thing is to be undertaken with Circumspection      268
Chap. XVI.  That Caution is necessary in Condescension and Complaisance 271
Chap. XVII.  Of Providence 273
Chap. XVIII.  That we ought not to be alarmed by any News that is brought us    275
Chap. XIX.  What is the Condition of the Vulgar: and what of a Philosopher 276
Chap. XX.  That some Advantage may be gained from every external Circumstance 277
Chap. XXI.  Concerning those, who readily set up for Sophists 280
Chap. XXII.  Of the Cynic Philosophy 284
Chap. XXIII.  Concerning such as read, and dispute, ostentatiously 304
Chap. XXIV.  That we ought not to be affected by Things not in our own Power  310
Chap. XXV.  Concerning Those, who desist from their Purpose 330
Chap. XXVI.  Concerning Those, who are in Dread of Want 332
Book IV  
Chap. I.  Of Freedom 339
Chap. II.  Of Complaisance 368
Chap. III.  What Things are to be exchanged for others 370
Chap. IV.  Concerning Those, who earnestly desire a Life Repose 372
Chap. V.  Concerning the Quarrelsome, and Ferocious 380
Chap. VI.  Concerning Those, who grieve at being pitied 387
Chap. VII.  Of Fearlessness 394
Chap. VIII.  Concerning Such, as hastily run into the philosophic Dress 401
Chap. IX.  Concerning a Person, who was grown immodest 409
Chap. X.  What Things we are to despise, and on what place a distinguished Value 412
Chap. XI.  Of Purity and Cleanliness          418
Chap. XII.  Of Attention 424
Chap. XIII.  Concerning Such, as readily discover their Affairs       428
The Enchiridion 435
Fragments 467