Epilogue: The Afterlife of Epictetus

A. A. Long

in Epictetus

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780199245567
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597923 | DOI:
 Epilogue: The Afterlife of Epictetus

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Concludes with a survey of Epictetus’ influence on later authors, ranging from classical antiquity and early Christianity up to the present. Those discussed include Simplicius, Justus Lipsius, Pascal, Descartes, Joseph Butler, and The Earl of Shaftesbury. Also included are Epictetus’ presence in American literature, and a discussion of his prospects for the new millennium.

Keywords: Butler; Descartes; Epictetus; Lipsius; Pascal; Shaftesbury; Simplicius

Chapter.  6103 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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