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P. Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses (ed. Brookes More) 26 0 Browse Search
T. Maccius Plautus, Rudens, or The Fisherman's Rope (ed. Henry Thomas Riley) 12 0 Browse Search
P. Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses (ed. Arthur Golding) 12 0 Browse Search
Epictetus, Works (ed. George Long) 6 0 Browse Search
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Epictetus, Discourses (ed. Thomas Wentworth Higginson), book 3 (search)
ive together, rejoicing in the present, and not grieving for the absent; and that man, besides a natural greatness of mind and contempt of things independent on his own will, is likewise formed not to be rooted to the earth, but to go at different times to different places; sometimes on urgent occasions, and sometimes merely for the sake of observation. Such was the case of Odysseus, who Saw the cities and watched the habits of various men; Homer, Odyssey, 1.3. - H. and, even before him, of Hercules, to travel over the habitable world, Observing manners, good or ill, of men ; Hom. Od. 15.487. - H. to expel and clear away the one, and, in its stead, to introduce the other. Yet how many friends do you not think he must have at Thebes; how many at Argos; how many at Athens; and how many did he acquire in his travels? He married, too, when he thought it a proper time, and became a father, and then quitted his children; not lamenting and longing for them, nor as if he had left them orphans;
Epictetus, Discourses (ed. Thomas Wentworth Higginson), book 4 (search)
re? Where the room for, How will it be? What will be the event? And fill this happen, or that? Is not the event uncontrollable by will? "Yes." And does not the essence of good and evil consist in what is within the control of will? It is in your power, then, to treat every event conformably to Nature? Can any one restrain you? "No one." Then do not say to me any more, How will it be? For, however it be, you will set it right, and the event to you *ill be auspicious. Pray what would Hercules have been, if he had said, "What can be done to prevent a great lion, or a large boar, or savage men, from coming in my way?" Why, what is that to you? If a large boar should come in your way, you will fight the greater combat; if wicked men, you will deliver the world from wicked men. "But then if I should die by this means?" You will die as a good man, in the performance of a gallant action. For since, at all events, one must die, one must necessarily be found doing something, either til