Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Epictetus" by Margaret Graver

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Texts and Translations

  • Epicteti Dissertationes ab Arriano Digestae (Greek text), H. Schenkl (ed.), Leipzig: Teubner, 2nd ed., 1916.
  • All the works of Epictetus, translated by Elizabeth Carter, Dublin: Hulton Bradley, 1759 (= Carter 1759). [Scan available at] (Scholar)
  • Epictetus: The Discourses as reported by Arrian, the Manual, and Fragments, translated by W.A. Oldfather, 2 vols., Loeb Classical Library, London and Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press, 1925–1928.
  • The Discourses of Epictetus, revised translation by Robin Hard, with an introduction by Christopher Gill, London: Everyman, 1995 (= Hard 1995). (Scholar)
  • Epictète: Entretiens, J. Souilhé (trans.), 4 vols., Paris: Budé, 1948–65.
  • Epictetus: Discourses and Selected Writings, translated by R. Dobbin, New York: Penguin, 2008 (= Dobbin 2008). (Scholar)
  • Epictetus: Discourses Book 1, translated and with an introduction and commentary by R. Dobbin, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998 (= Dobbin 1998). (Scholar)
  • Epictetus: The Enchiridion, translated by T.W. Higginson, with an introduction by Albert Salomon, New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1948.
  • The Handbook of Epictetus, translated by N.P. White, Indianapolis: Hackett, 1983.


Life and Times

  • Brunt, P. A., 1977, “From Epictetus to Arrian,” Athenaeum, 55: 19–48. (Scholar)
  • Millar, Fergus, 1965, “Epictetus and the Imperial Court,” Journal of Roman Studies, 55: 141–48. (Scholar)
  • Stadter, P. A., 1980, Arrian of Nicomedia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. (Scholar) (Scholar)
  • Starr, C., 1949, “Epictetus and the Tyrant,” Classical Philology, 44: 20–29. (Scholar)
  • Wirth, T., 1967, “Arrians Erinnerungen an Epiktet,” Museum Helveticum, 24: 149–89, 197–216. (Scholar)


Reception and Influence

  • Boter, G., 1999, The Encheiridion of Epictetus and its Three Christian Adaptations, Leiden, Boston: Brill. (Scholar)
  • Brennan, T. and C. Brittain (trans.), 2002, Simplicius: On Epictetus’ Handbook 1–26, Ithaca: Cornell University Press. (Scholar)
  • ––– (trans.), 2002, Simplicius: On Epictetus’ Handbook 27–53, Ithaca: Cornell University Press. (Scholar)
  • Brooke, C., 2006, “How the Stoics Became Atheists,” Historical Journal, 49: 387–402. (Scholar)
  • Jagu, A., 1989, “La morale d’Épictète et le christianisme,” in W. Haase and H. Temporini (eds.), Aufstieg und Niedergang der Römischen Welt, Volume 2.36.3, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2164–2100. (Scholar)
  • MacMillan, D.J. (ed.), 1979, The Stoic Strain in American Literature, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Scholar)
  • Spanneut, M., 1972, “Épictètechez les moines,” Mélanges de Science Religieuse, 29: 49–57.
  • Stadter, P. A., 1980, Arrian of Nicomedia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. (Scholar)
  • Stanton, G.R., 1968, “The Cosmopolitan Ideas of Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius,” Phronesis, 13: 183–95. (Scholar)
  • Strange, S. and J. Zupko (eds.), 2004, Stoicism: Traditions and Transformations, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Wright, Gillian, 2007, “Women Reading Epictetus,” Women’s Writing, 14(2): 321–37. (Scholar)

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