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Discourses. by Epictetus

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford, Oxford, New York .
Written in English


  • Ethics -- Early works to 1800,
  • Philosophy -- Early works to 1800

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-245) and indexes.

StatementEpictetus ; translated with an introduction and commentary by Robert F. Dobbin.
SeriesClarendon later ancient philosophers
ContributionsDobbin, Robert F.
LC ClassificationsB560.E5 D63 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 256 p. ;
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL702416M
ISBN 100198236646
LC Control Number97051410

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