Originally published: London: Oxford University Press, 1911.
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The reason it’s called A New Stoicism is because unlike, for example, the Buddhist tradition, or even the Christian tradition, Stoicism was interrupted by the fall of the Roman Empire. The golden years for Stoic philosophy was five centuries, give or take, from BCE to the second century. The starting point of any new pursuit is critical. Stoicism is no difference. Picking up the wrong book can derail even the most interested student. So where should someone start with Stoicism? We decided to put together a short list with three books that will help you both understand Stoicism but also teach you valuable The Stoic Reading List: 3 Must-Read Books To Get . The book has a blend of Marcus' life, Roman history, cognitive therapy, philosophy, and psychology. This book taught me much more about Marcus' brother Lucius, who I could relate to prior to my crisis. Lucius would overindulgence in pleasures, which eventually killed him at age 39 (my current age in ). Donald explains in stoic fashion/5(). Stoicism, a school of thought that flourished in Greek and Roman antiquity. It was one of the loftiest and most sublime philosophies in the record of Western civilization. In urging participation in human affairs, Stoics have always believed that the goal of all inquiry is to provide a mode of conduct characterized by tranquillity of mind and certainty of moral worth.
Though stoicism had found its way to Rome as early as the 2nd century BCE, it was formally introduced to Rome by Cicero ( - 43 BCE), a Roman . The emphasis on social and familial embeddedness captures a genuine dimension of Stoicism and one that is often understated or undervalued by scholars The book is written in an accessible and informative style that will make it useful to scholars and students of Roman social history as well as ancient philosophy.". How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius () I wanted to make sure my next book on Stoicism was something quite different. In the ancient world philosophy was taught through dialogues, letters, lectures, essays, and so on. Runar Thorsteinsson’s book comparing Christianity and Stoicism in Rome in the first two centuries a.d. is a substantive contribution in what is a rapidly expanding field of scholarship comparing the NT and Hellenistic moral philosophy. To introduce his book, Thorsteinsson notes that from the earliest period of Christian history, Stoicism and Christianity were thought by many to have .
Don Robertson’s latest book, How to Think Like a Roman Emperor — The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius, is an effective combination of (i) and (iii), with a dash of (ii). It is not a. "How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius" is a new work by Donald Robertson on Stoicism through the lens of Marcus Aurelius. As a change of pace, I listened to the audiobook of it, as it was read by the author and I often enjoy hearing authors read their own works/5. Roman Stoicism, first published in , offers an authoritative introduction to this fascinating chapter in the history of Western philosophy, which throughout the 20 th century has been rediscovered and rehabilitated among philosophers, theologians and intellectual historians.. Stoicism played a significant part in Roman history via the public figures who were its Author: Edward Vernon Arnold. Finally, we can look at the Roman Imperial period from the first Roman emperor, Augustus, who studied Stoicism, down to the last famous Stoic of the ancient world, the emperor Marcus Aurelius. Socrates (Classical Athens) Most people think of Socrates (– BC) as a bearded but balding, pot bellied, old philosopher.