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     This blog is a line-by-line commentary on the Handbook (Encheiridion) and the Discourses of Epictetus, beginning with Book 1 of the Handbook.  Each post begins with a passage from the book written in bold letters at the top of the post, followed by commentary.

     The reader is encouraged to read the posts in chronological order, from oldest to newest (see "Blog Archive").  Alternatively, the reader may simply read posts related to topics that interest him or her (see "Topics").  Since this is a line-by-line commentary of Epictetus, the reader is also encouraged to acquire a copy of the Handbook and the Discourses to read along with the posts.

     All passages from the Handbook and the Discourses of Epictetus are my own translations into English from the original ancient Greek.