The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.6 stars; 83 reviews)

Aphorisms from the Stoic Greek. (2 hr 40 min)


Aphorisms 1 - 21 17:18 Read by Hugh McGuire
Aphorisms 22 - 40 14:33 Read by Leon Mire
Aphorisms 41 - 65 17:17 Read by Karen Savage
Aphorisms 66 - 90 27:29 Read by Chris Masterson
Aphorisms 91 - 115 21:33 Read by Katie Gibboney
Aphorisms 116 - 140 20:52 Read by Katie Gibboney
Aphorisms 141 - 175 20:33 Read by Katie Gibboney
Aphorisms 176 - 181 Appendix A & B ( Appendix B is The Hymn of Cleanthes ) 20:36 Read by Doug Wetzel


The second half is better

(3 stars)

A good translation of Epictetus' aphorisms. Katie Gibboney's reading is great, very paused, didactic and well recorded. Doug Witzel also does a good job. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the first readers. I feel like I only had half the experience of the entire text.

good book well read

(5 stars)

I listened to this a while ago, it was pretty nice. If you like a saying, you can with some effort very likely find it in an edition of Epictetus’s discourses.

A must read for people who are self improvement fanatics

(5 stars)

I was really an adventurous experience listening to the audio book. I really acquired lots of lessons from Epictetus the Stoic.


(5 stars)

I would encourage these readers to also read for Librivox Xenephon's Socratic works


(4.5 stars)

Will wash worry away like with pure clean water

good book of a great philosopher , good reading

(5 stars)

Poorly read and skipped aphorisms

(2 stars)

The book should be read by all. These audio readings are mostly very poor. Some of the readers missed entire aphorisms and counted them incorrectly.


(5 stars)

Each speaker was clear, and I am grateful to find such a gift as this recording.