Always at Hand

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This from Daily Stoic:

“Stoicism as a philosophy was made to be kept in hand, always at the ready. Even the title of Epictetus’s Enchiridion (hand book) shows this. As A.A. Long writes in his recent translation of Epictetus for the Princeton University Press:

In its earliest usage Enchiridion refers to a hand-knife or dagger. Arrian may have wished to suggest that connotation of the work’s defensive or protective function. It fits his admonition at the beginning and end of the text to keep Epictetus’s message “to hand” (procheiron).”

Thought this was pretty cool…

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