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The Enchiridion or Manual of Epictetus is a short manual of Stoic ethical advice from the 2nd century Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus. The focus is on applying philosophy in daily life. The primary theme is that one should accept what happens. The Enchiridion, along with the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius and Seneca's Letters from a Stoic, is one of three key texts from which the modern world knows Stoicism.

Public Domain (P)2019 HN Publishing

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  • cpk
  • 09-05-20

Classic work; rapid-fire delivery.

This is a full-text reading the Enchiridion and related documents. As a book, it is a good introduction to stoicism through a classic text. Like other ancient philosophical texts, it is a collection of aphorisms, and reads a bit like Cliff's Notes. In terms of performance, the narrator adopted a fast-paced, "radio announcer" style of delivery, even for parenthetical/editorial notes, that some listeners might like, but might be a bumpy ride for others. Listen to a sample and decide if this one is for you.

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  • David Hartsook
  • 15-04-20

reading way too fast

the narrator his voice was a bit annoying it sounded like he should be any used car he was reading so fast it was like he was trying to get over with it so he could get it done and go home 70% of the time I barely knew what he was talking about

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  • MURDERWIZARD
  • 30-03-20

poor narration

this is like listening to Alex Jones shouting a speed read in a single uninterrupted breath

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  • Philo
  • 02-03-20

Timeless wisdom, a steadying influence

My only issue is, the narration could be better. There is some repetition. But it is good enough to get the message across. This one takes a top spot alongside a mere handful of works of top-rank classical wisdom in my library.