The Greatest Stoic Argued That Kindness is More Manly Than Anger

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

What Marcus Aurelius Said about Stoicism and Manliness

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

Author Reading: How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

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.

Coming Soon: New Edition of The Meditations 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