Book Summary Infographic – A Manual for Living by Epictetus
The Manual for Living of Epictetus is a short manual of Stoic ethical advice compiled by Arrian, a 2nd-century disciple of the Greek philosopher Epictetus. Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses and Enchiridion.
This book is filled with practical wisdom, many of which constitute the foundation of many books we’ve read or many sayings we have heard. Stoic Philosophy, we’ve come to believe is an effective recipe for a happy and tranquil life. Its main approach is the emphasis on employing logic and reason. All in all, this was a book filled with timeless, practical wisdom, practice of which ensures, happiness, tranquility and prosperity. This book is a manual that must be at hand and reviewed from time to time.
This infographic’s objective is to summarize 96 pages of this book into 16 simple points you can easily follow and digest. If you wish to dig deeper into other of Epictetus’ books after going through this infographic, click on Discourses and The Enchiridion to download these free ebooks at StandardEbooks. We’ve also published other similar infographics that summarize other popular literatures, so feel free to go through any of them. Have fun!