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The Wisdom of the Stoics: Selections from Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius

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10/01/1984Henry HazlittFrances Hazlitt

The Stoic philosophy was founded by Zeno, a Phoenician (c. 320 - c. 250 B.C.), but nothing by him has come down to us except a few fragmentary quotations. He was followed by Cleanthes, then by Chrysippus, and still later by Panaetius and Posidonus. But though Chrysippus, for example, is said to have written 705 books, practically nothing is extant by any of these philosophers except in second-hand accounts. Only three of the ancient Stoics, Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius, survive in complete books.

It is the purpose of this volume to make available generous selections from all three of the great Stoic philosophers.

References

Frances and Henry Hazlitt
University Press of America, 1984

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