Enchiridion of Epictetus

don’t blather about how people should behave; just behave as you should.

- Epictetus

Alongside Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and Seneca’s letters this feels like the commandments of Stoicism. I have many thoughts on Stoicism; primarily positive but also some disagreements that are very apparent in the Enchiridion.

I originally read the translation by P.E. Matheson from 1916 which was solid. In addition, I read a much more modern translation by Stephen Walton from 1997. It seemed a little ridiculous in parts where he had tried too hard to modernise the text but largely was a helpful accompaniment.

Finished 19th October 2023