Medium: Stoicism in Gladiator 2

“The general who became a slave. The slave who became a gladiator. The gladiator who defied an emperor.” — Commodus, Gladiator Deadline recently announced that Paramount Pictures have green-lit a sequel to the hugely successful sword-and-sandals action movie, Gladiator (2000). Gladiator 2 will be directed, like its forerunner, by Ridley Scott. Back in 2006, the musician Nick Cave wrote a fairly surreal script for Gladiator […]

Stoicism versus Jordan Peterson on Anger

I run a large Stoicism discussion forum and write books about Stoic philosophy. Periodically, we tend to get posts from people who think Jordan Peterson is a Stoic. In a sense, that’s surprising. As far as I’m aware, Peterson’s never once mentioned Stoicism and there’s no hint in his talks or writings that he’s ever even […]

Flash Sale: How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

Price drop special offer!  I’m delighted to announce that my publisher are offering my latest book for only $2.68 today only on Amazon US.   Claim your discount on the Kindle edition from Amazon US Similar offers are also available in other countries, including Canada where the Kindle edition is $2.99 today and the United Kingdom where it is half price.  How to Think Like a Roman Emperor has […]

December Only: Free Audiobook Sample from How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

To celebrate the Roman Festival of Saturnalia, you’ll be able to listen to a free audiobook sample of the entire final chapter from my bestselling book on Stoicism, How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius. Don’t miss out, though! This freebie will only be available until the end of […]

Announcing: Stoicism Netherlands Discussion Group

We’re pleased to announce the creation of a new Facebook discussion group for people interested in Stoicism who are based in the Netherlands, or Flanders, or speak Dutch. Join the Stoicism Netherlands Facebook Group Donald Robertson will also be hosting a free “coffee and Stoicism” meeting on Friday 27th September at 1pm in the Vascobelo coffee shop, […]

Daily Stoic: Stoicism for Pain, Anger, and Anxiety

I recently contributed a series of articles to the Daily Stoic website, mainly focused on Stoic psychological techniques and their relationship with cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). First, though, a couple of interviews: Interview: Stoicism and the Art of Happiness Interview: Marcus Aurelius’ Psychological Toolkit Here are three articles on different aspects of Stoic therapy: Stoicism and […]