The Art of Paraphrasing Philosophical Maxims If thou would’st master care and pain,Unfold this book and read and read againIts blessed leaves, whereby thou soon shalt seeThe past, the present, and the days to beWith opened eyes; and all delight, all grief,Shall be like smoke, as empty and as brief. This epigram is found at… Continue reading How Marcus Aurelius wrote The Meditations
Listen to my interview on Marcus Aurelius and Alexander the Great for the new Modern Stoicism podcast.
I’m very happy to announce that the latest version of my flagship course “Marcus Aurelius: Life and Philosophy” is now enrolling and will begin on Sunday 16th February. Come and join as we discuss how to apply Stoicism in daily life…
What the philosopher Marcus Aurelius believed about masculinity Over the past few decades, there’s been a resurgence of interest in Stoicism. People often confuse stoicism (lower-case), a coping style that involves suppressing or concealing emotions, also called having a “stiff upper-lip,” with Stoicism (capitalized), the ancient Graeco-Roman school of philosophy. Some crudely equate “manliness” with… Continue reading The Greatest Stoic Argued That Kindness is More Manly Than Anger
I’m delighted to announce that the print quality version of the poster for my forthcoming graphic novel on the life and philosophy of Marcus Aurelius is now available. The artist Ze Nuno Fraga has created something you can print out and put on your wall, or you can use the web version as a background… Continue reading New Download: Marcus Aurelius Poster
I get a lot of enquiries from people asking “When is your book coming out in…?” So here’s the current list of translations. There may be more coming, though, this list is just how things stand at the moment. The English edition of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus… Continue reading Translations of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Just be one! — Meditations, 10.16 There’s been a resurgence of interest in Stoicism over the past few decades. The emerging community of modern Stoics naturally divides into several distinct groups, although there’s presumably some overlap between them. One of those consists of… Continue reading What Marcus Aurelius Said about Stoicism and Manliness
I said I’d upload a video of myself reading the final chapter from How to Think Like a Roman Emperor when we reached 500 reviews on Goodreads. So here it is… When we reach 100 reviews on Amazon US, I’m going to release a new poster from by forthcoming graphic novel about Marcus Aurelius.
When my latest book How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius reaches 100 reviews on Amazon, I’m going to release a special infographic depicting the reign of Marcus Aurelius.
I’m delighted to announce that a new edition of The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, with which I was involved, is due for publication in December 2019 by Capstone, an imprint of John Wiley & Sons. (Publisher’s website.) Capstone Classics is a series of deluxe hardback editions of classic texts. This special edition of The Meditations… Continue reading Coming Soon: New Edition of The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius