Welcome to the Epictetus Website!
Epictetus managed to popularize stoic philosophy the way no other man of his time was able to do, (with the possible exception of the Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius). He took esoteric ideas and made them understandable on the level of human action. His philosophy taught men how to live and to live well. The Roman mind was greatly attracted to this philosophy because of its emphasis on duty. Christians also found it appealing because much of the tenets of Stoicism are actually quite similar to Christian morality.
This site explores some of the ideas of Epictetus and Stoicism and illustrates their influence on the way we think today.
At this site you will find:
A biography of Epictetus,
An explanation of why Epictetus is important,
A bibliography of useful books about Epictetus,
Links to other sites of interest.
We hope you find this site informative and enjoyable. Conact us with any questions or comments. We will answer simple questions. However, if you have research to conduct, we politely urge you to do this for yourself.
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