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Outline of paper: introduction brief background of stoicism summary of Epictetus’ passage summary of Dio’s passage parallel between the two and more in-depth analysis transition and brief background of tertiary education and speech composition summary of Apthonius’ passage analysis conclusion Watershed of concerns of philosophers: switching from ta physikas to ta ethikas Stoic view on living a virtuous life, central theme: all of life as a celebratory occasion Definition: god exists and foresees what we need, we should believe in god and that what is provided to us is enough for us, we should adopt a grateful attitude and be able to endure extremities, we should live according to nature in order to lead a virtuous and blissful life Epictetus A person is designed to possess the ability to take a synoptic view of what happens to each person and a sense of gratitude the sense of gratitude is what distinguishes humans from irrational creatures Zeus has provided everything for us and everything is in perfect harmony with one another: the analogy of a craftsmen putting everything together irrational creatures are using everything (sense of impressions) but do not understand this rational creatures have been given the faculty of understanding
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