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Get Verissimus for 25% off at Barnes and Noble

Good news! We’re delighted to announce that from Wednesday 26th until Friday 28th January, for three days, you can get 25% off when pre-ordering either the ebook or hardback edition of our new graphic novel from Barnes and Noble, in the US. NB: Make sure you enter the special offer code PREORDER25 when ordering to claim your discount!

Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius is a philosophical epic, 2-3 years in the making, a 250pp. full-colour publication with stunning artwork from our award-winning illustrator Zé Nuno Fraga. It’s like Gladiator meets The Meditations: and combines a lot of carefully researched historical action, from the life of Marcus Aurelius, with philosophical insights from Stoicism. Go to Barnes and Noble now, and claim your discount using the code above.

We hope you enjoy the book and look forward to hearing your comments.

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Win a free graphic novel about Marcus Aurelius

🎁 Win a free advance review copy of Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius, forthcoming graphic novel by Donald Robertson, author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor, with stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator, Zé Nuno Fraga. Don’t miss out! Enter your name for the Goodreads giveaway today.

35 copies available. Giveaway ends 31st Jan 2022. US and Canada only.

“Donald Robertson is one of my favorite writers about Stoicism.”
—Ryan Holiday, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of The Daily Stoic

“A superb graphic novel that provides stunning insights into one of the most interesting figures of antiquity, as well as into the philosophy that guided him throughout his life.”
—Massimo Pigliucci, author of How to Be a Stoic

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Stoicism at the Academy

People keep asking me about the relationship between Stoicism and the ancient Athenian Academy, where we’re working to create a new event space celebrating Greek philosophy and literature. I just wrote a new article, which includes links to some of our friends, experts on Stoicism, who have written for the Plato’s Academy Centre website recently.

Stoicism at the Academy

The Academy’s name is synonymous with the philosophy of Plato but it also plays a part in the history of Stoic philosophy.

Zeno of Citium studied at the Platonic Academy for many years before founding his own Stoic school, located in the Agora of Athens, and toward the end of his life a monument was erected in the grounds of the Academy, commemorating Zeno’s exemplary virtue and temperance, and honouring his contributions to philosophy.

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Video: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Leaders

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Free Email Course on Socratic Method

You can enroll now for the Plato’s Academy Centre’s new email course. You will receive six weekly emails on the Socratic Method of Questioning and critical thinking. Register now and you’ll receive the first lesson shortly.

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Video: Introducing Plato’s Academy Centre

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The Honor of a Nation

A Case for Stoicism in Foreign Policy

by Michael “Mick” Patrick Mulroy, Adam Piercey, and Donald J. Robertson

George Washington was influenced by Stoicism. He was so fond of the Stoic philosopher and Roman statesman, Cato the Younger, that he actually arranged for a play about him to be performed for his soldiers before the battle of Valley Forge. Perhaps the most famous line in that play was:

Better to die ten thousand thousand deaths,
Than wound my honor.

Jospeh Addison, Cato, a Tragedy

A founding father, the first General, and first the President of the United States understood the importance of honor.
The Stoics derived four virtues from the teachings of Socrates as the fundamental principles of their philosophy. These were wisdom, justice, courage, and moderation. They believed that people who exhibited all of these principles were honorable.

Continue reading this article on Medium.

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I’ve been writing on Medium for just over 2 years now since it was recommended to me by one of my friends, a bestselling author.  I’ve now published well over 100 articles on Stoicism there, have over 21k followers, and became one of the top 1,000 authors on the platform.  I also founded my own online publication hosted by Medium, called Stoicism – Philosophy as a Way of Life, which h​as published nearly 500 articles on Stoicism from dozens of writers, ranging from newcomers to well-known authors.  You can follow it on Medium or sign up to receive its email newsletter.

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