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Epictetus

(ca. 50–ca. 130). B. probably Hierapolis, Phrygia; Gk. Stoic (see Stoicism) philos.; concentrated on ethics, stressing the fatherhood of God and brotherhood of men; mentions Christians only once, contemptuously.

A. F. Bonhöffer, Epictet und die Stoa (Stuttgart, 1890), Die Ethik des Stoikers Epictet (Stuttgart, 1894), and Epictet und das Neue Testament, in Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten, X, ed. R. Wünsch and L. Deubner, (Giessen, 1911); D. S. Sharp, Epictetus and the New Testament (London, 1914); Epictetus: The Discourses as Reported by Arrian, the Manual, and Fragments, ed. and tr. W. A. Oldfather, 2 vols., in The Loeb Classical Library, ed. E. Capps, W. H. D. Rouse, and T. E. Page (New York, 1925–28). EK


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