On Epictetus "Handbook 27-53" - Ancient Commentators on Aristotle by of Cilicia Simplicius
The "Assyrians" or "Handbook" were used in the eleventh century AD as an ethical measure in the Christian monasteries and in the modern Platonic 6th century Slavonic. Simplicius chose for…
On Epictetus "Handbook 27 synopsis
The "Assyrians" or "Handbook" were used in the eleventh century AD as an ethical measure in the Christian monasteries and in the modern Platonic 6th century Slavonic. Simplicius chose for beginners, rather than Aristotle's "ethics," because he assumed not to know the logic.
Thus we get a wonderful opportunity to see how the Platonic Aflatans transformed pagan ideas of stoicism. The text was also related to Simplicius because, like Epictetus, he taught novices how to take the first steps toward eradicating emotion, although Epictetus is not like believing that they should abandon public life rather than acquiesce if they are deprived of public office.
Simplicius starts from a Platonic definition of the person as rational, not body, ignoring that Epictetus "avoids himself simply to his will or his political decisions." He chooses certain subjects to give special attention to chapters 1, 8, 27 and 31. Things return to us despite their fate Evil is not only evil, it is divine attempts to transform us from the body, evil exists only in the human spirit, but evil is the parasite (Proclus) on the good, the gods exist, they are extracted, and can not be bought.
Are completely different, and are largely ignored by their definitions and definitions This is Volume II, which covers chapters 27-53; I covers chapters 1-26.
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