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Epictetus

'About things that are within our power and those that are not.'Epictetus' Discourses have been the most widely read and influential of all writings of Stoic philosophy, from antiquity onwards. They set out the core ethical principles...

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Published: Mar 2014

How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Phil...

Massimo Pigliucci

In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish todayWhenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about ...

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Published: May 2018

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: Th...

Donald Robertson

\"This is a wonderful and important book that anyone interested in Stoicism or in being a better leader should read.\" —Ryan Holiday\r\n\r\nRoman emperor Marcus Aurelius was the final famous Stoic philosopher of the ancient world...

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Published: Aug 2020

Seneca's Letters from a Stoic

Seneca

As chief advisor to the emperor Nero, Lucius Annaeus Seneca was most influential in ancient Rome as a power behind the throne. His lasting fame derives from his writings on Stoic ideology, in which philosophy is a practical form of se...

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Published: Oct 2016

Meditations: With Selected Correspond...

Marcus Aurelius

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius is one of the best-known and most popular works of ancient philosophy, offering spiritual reflections on how best to understand the universe and one's place within it. In short, highly charged commen...

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Published: Sep 2011

Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Rom...

Peter Adamson

Peter Adamson offers an accessible, humorous tour through a period of eight hundred years when some of the most influential of all schools of thought were formed: from the third century BC to the sixth century AD. He introduces us to ...

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Published: Jul 2018

Cynicism (MIT Press Essential Knowled...

Ansgar Allen

A short history of cynicism, from the fearless speech of the ancient Greeks to the jaded negativity of the present. Everyone's a cynic, yet few will admit it. Today's cynics excuse themselves half-heartedly—“I hate to be ...

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Published: May 2020

Aristotle's "Art of Rhetoric"

Aristotle

For more than two thousand years. Aristotle’s Art of Rhetoric has shaped thought on the theory and practice of rhetoric, the art of persuasive speech. In three sections, Aristotle discusses what rhetoric is, as well as the three...

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Published: Jul 2020

On the Soul

Aristotle

Written in 350 BC, Aristotle’s “De Anima” or “On the Soul” is not a work on spirituality, as the title would suggest, but rather a work that could be described as one of biopsychology, or a work on the su...

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Published: Sep 2020

The Eudemian Ethics

Aristotle

A major treatise on moral philosophy by Aristotle, this is the first time the Eudemian Ethics has been published in its entirety in any modern language. Equally important, the volume has been translated by Sir Anthony Kenny, one of Br...

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Published: Sep 2011

The Physics. Writings on Natural Phil...

Aristotle

Aristotle's great work that laid the foundations for Galileo, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein's much later discoveries about the natural laws of life and the universe. In the philosophical language of Aristotle and the Greeks of A...

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Published: Jul 2023

Sage Advice: The Lives and Maxims of ...

Richard K. Borden

What If You Could Acquire Four Thousand Years of Wisdom in One Book? Eighteen wise leaders... Four millennia... Spanning the entire globe. In Sage Advice, you will examine the lives and maxims of eighteen sages selected fo...

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Published: Jan 2021

Stoic Lessons: Musonius Rufus' Comple...

Chuck Chakrapani

This is the complete works of Musonius Rufus (25-95CE), the man who taught Epictetus. While he was very well-known and respected during his time, he is less widely known now. He was a social activist, a proto-feminist, a vegetarian, a...

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Published: Jun 2018

On Living and Dying Well

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Philosophical writings on "the good life" by the great Roman orator, in a vital new translationIn the first century BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator, statesman, and defender of republican values, created these philoso...

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Published: Nov 2012

The Theater of War: What Ancient Trag...

Bryan Doerries

This is the personal and deeply passionate story of a life devoted to reclaiming the timeless power of an ancient artistic tradition to comfort the afflicted. For years, theater director Bryan Doerries has led an innovative public hea...

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Published: Aug 2016

The Complete Works: Handbook, Discour...

Epictetus

The complete surviving works of Epictetus, the most influential Stoic philosopher from antiquity. “Some things are up to us and some are not.”   Epictetus was born into slavery around the year 50 CE, and, upon being g...

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Published: Oct 2022

The Philosophy of Epictetus: Golden S...

Epictetus

"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.""There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.""Is there smoke...

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Published: Feb 2017

Philosophy for Life and Other Dangero...

Jules Evans

When philosophy rescued him from an emotional crisis, Jules Evans became fascinated by how ideas invented over two thousand years ago can help us today. He interviewed soldiers, psychologists, gangsters, astronauts, and anarchists and...

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Published: Oct 2013

Meditations

Aurelius Marcus

About Marcus Aurelius MeditationsMeditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 boo...

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Published: Apr 2017

Examined Lives: From Socrates to Niet...

James Miller

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 We all want to know how to live. But before the good life was reduced to ten easy steps or a prescription from the doctor, philosophers offered arresting answers to the most fundamental questions...

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Published: Jan 2012

Critias

Plato

Plato wrote Critias, one of his last dialogues, to recount the story of the kingdom of Atlantis in a failed attempt to prevail over Athens. The main protagonists, Critias, Timaeus and Socrates, the famous philosopher converse to prove...

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Published: Sep 2020

Phaedo

Plato

Translated with an introduction and commentary by R. Hackforth A translation with introduction and commentary of Plato's Phaedo. This celebrated dialogue describes the last conversations in prison between Socrates and his friends. So...

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Published: Aug 2017

Plato - Gorgias: The Greatest Wealth ...

Plato

For someone whose influence has been so profound on Western thinking remarkably little is known of the Greek philosopher and thinker Plato. Due to the means and social status of his family Plato was most probably educated by some of ...

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Published: Mar 2018

Plato - Meno: Let Parents Bequeath to...

Plato

For someone whose influence has been so profound on Western thinking remarkably little is known of the Greek philosopher and thinker Plato. Due to the means and social status of his family Plato was most probably educated by some of A...

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Published: Feb 2018

Plato - Symposium: "life Must Be Live...

Plato

For someone whose influence has been so profound on Western thinking remarkably little is known of the Greek philosopher and thinker Plato. Due to the means and social status of his family Plato was most probably educated by some of ...

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Published: Feb 2018

Sophist

Plato

Plato's Sophist provides a careful translation of the "Sophist," one of Plato's most complex and difficult dialogues, and includes materials designed to facilitate its usefulness as a text in college courses. The translation...

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Published: Nov 2019

Sophist and Statesman: Two Dialogues ...

Plato

These two dialogues by the greatest of the ancient Greek philosophers explore a vital concern of a democratic society: how to define the special abilities and qualities that make a genuine statesman. They further examine the distincti...

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Published: Feb 2018

The Apocryphal Dialogues: The Dispute...

Plato

Embark on an unparalleled journey through the mind of Plato, one of history's most influential philosophers. This comprehensive collection, divided into four distinct volumes, provides a sweeping overview of Platonic thought. From the...

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Published: Aug 2023

The Defense of Socrates and Related D...

Plato

Socrates, the first of the great ancient Greek philosophers, left no written works. What survives of his philosophical thought are second-hand descriptions of his teachings and conversations―including, most famously, the accounts of...

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Published: Sep 2015

The Last Days of Socrates

Plato

A new translation of Plato's four-part dialogue that eulogizes the genius of his mentor Socrates. Plato's account of Socrates' trial and death in 399 BC represents a significant moment in Western literature as well as a watershed in ...

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Published: Apr 2003
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