biographical name circa A.D. 55-circa 135 Greek Stoic philosopher in Rome • Epictetian adjective

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  • EPICTETUS° — (c. 100 C.E.), Greek Stoic philosopher, who made several noncommittal observations on the Jews. Epictetus wrote no books; the sole source of his teachings is the Discourses of Arrian. Here (1:11, 12–13) it is related that Epictetus indicated the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • EPICTETUS — Philosophus Stoicus, ex Hierapoli Phrygiae urbe, Romae Epaphrodito cuidam Neronis familiari servivit, atque ad Marci usque Antonini tempora pervenit, Domitiano autem imperante, eius dominatu offensus, Româ Hierapolin migravit, ratus verum esse,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Epictetus — [ep΄ik tēt′əs] A.D. 50? 135?; Gr. Stoic philosopher in Rome & Epirus …   English World dictionary

  • Epictetus — Infobox Philosopher region = Western Philosophy era = Ancient philosophy color = lightsteelblue image size = 200px image caption = An artistic impression of Epictetus name = Epictetus birth = ca. 55 Hierapolis, Phrygia death = ca. 135 Nicopolis,… …   Wikipedia

  • Epictetus — Epiktet (griechisch Ἐπίκτητος, lateinisch Epictetus; * um 50 in Hierapolis in Phrygien; † um 125 in Nikopolis in Epirus) war ein antiker Philosoph. Er zählt zu den einflussreichsten Vertretern der späten Stoa. Als Sklave gelangte Epiktet nach Rom …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Epictetus — Epictetian /ep ik tee sheuhn/, adj. /ep ik tee teuhs/, n. A.D. c60 c120, Greek Stoic philosopher and teacher, mainly in Rome. * * * born с AD 55 died с 135 Greek philosopher associated with Stoicism. His original name is not known; epiktetos… …   Universalium

  • Epictetus — (c. AD 55–135) The most influential teacher of Stoicism of his time, Epictetus was born a slave in Asia Minor. He was given his freedom around the year 68, but was banished from Rome by Diocletian around 90. He was lame for much of his life. It… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • EPICTETUS —    a celebrated Stoic philosopher of the 1st century, originally a slave; lived and taught at Rome, but after the expulsion of the philosophers retired to Nicopolis, in Epirus; was lame, and lived in poverty; his conversations were collected by… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • EPICTETUS — (60 138 B.C.)    STOIC philosopher whose work greatly influenced Marcus AURELIUS and some early CHRISTIAN thinkers …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Epictetus — Эпиктет (ок. 55 135) Фтософ стоик из Фригии, вольноотпущенник, занимавшийся преподаванием в Риме, впоследствии – в Никополе, имел большой круг учеников. Среди последних был историк Арриан, опубликовавший заметки о лекциях Эпиктета – «Руководство… …   Cловарь-справочник по Древней Греции и Риму, по мифологии

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