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Epictetus (c. 50–c. 138)

Epictetus (ep-ik-tē’tus). A Greek Stoic philosopher; born at Hierapolis in Phrygia, about 50 A.D. A slave and then a freedman at Rome, he taught philosophy there till 94, when all philosophers were banished by Domitian; apparently returned later and lived into Hadrian’s reign. The essential tenets of Stoicism are nowhere more clearly or feelingly set forth than by him. No writings of his are known; but his maxims were gathered and published in the ‘Encheiridion,’ or Handbook, and the ‘Commentaries,’ in eight books, of which four are lost. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).