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Hello everyone, and thanks for following us on Medium.

Hello everyone, and thanks for following us on Medium.

There’s been a lot happening recently, so just wanted to send a quick update.

Verissimus, Graphic Novel

First of all, our graphic novel, Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius, is now available for preorder from all good book stores, and will be published by Macmillan on 12th July. In my recent article on Stoicism for Children, I mentioned it as an example of a book that might appeal to certain teens, although it’s written mainly with adults in mind.

Curious about the title? I explain Why Marcus Aurelius is called Verissimus in a previous article. I also talk in more detail about the process of writing this book, our first graphic novel, and working with award-winning Portuguese illustrator, Zé Nuno Fraga, in How I wrote Verissimus. Join me for our Facebook Live webinar Everything you ever wanted to know about Marcus Aurelius but were afraid to ask, if you want to learn more.

Plato’s Academy Centre

Plato’s Academy Centre is our nonprofit based in Athens, Greece, from which we are building an international community focused on applying philosophy to modern life. Our first virtual conference exceeded our expectations, with over 650 people registered, to hear our program of world-class speakers, including keynote Prof. Angie Hobbs.

We have just announced our second virtual event, How to Think Like Socrates, which will take place on 27th August. The keynote is Ward Farnsworth, author of The Practicing Stoic and The Socratic Method. Registration is free, although donations to the nonfprofit are welcome. Don’t worry if you can’t make the live event. If you register now, you’ll receive a link afterwards for a recording of all the presentations.

Please let us know if you’re interested in supporting our project in any way, we’re always grateful for your help.


Donald Robertson

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