Monday, February 28, 2022

The Manual: Epictetus' Guide to Stoic Philosophy

Book three of the PhilosoComics series is out now.

Epictetus (c. 50-135 CE) was brought as a slave to Rome, where he became a great teacher. His philosophy, called Stoicism, was practical, not theoretical—aimed at relieving suffering here and now.

And Epictetus knew suffering. Besides being a former slave, he was lame in one leg and walked with a crutch. Later in life, he was exiled to Greece by Emperor Domitian. Turning these obstacles to his advantage, Epictetus learned that lasting peace and happiness can only come from within.

The Manual is a collection of Epictetus' essential teachings. It points the way to inner harmony and freedom, through all of life's storms and stresses.

This PhilosoComics edition is rendered in simple language by Sam Torode with illustrations by me.