A.A. Long is professor emeritus of classics and affiliated professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.
He is also one of the world’s most respected scholars of Stoicism.
As per the inside flap, in this beautiful little (hand)book, he provides “splendid new translations and the original Greek on facing pages, a compelling introduction that sets Epictetus in context and describes the importance of Stoic freedom today, and an invaluable glossary of key words and concepts. The result is an unmatched introduction to this powerful method of managing emotions and handling life’s situations, from the most ordinary to the most demanding.“
There’s something magical about seeing the original Greek on the left page—which, Long tells us, is the same colloquial Greek also used in the New Testament. And, Long’s introduction to Epictetus and his role in Stoicism is fantastic as well.
Of course, it’s packed with practical wisdom on how to be free and I’m excited to share some of my favorites we can apply to our lives TODAY, so let’s jump straight in!