Front cover image for Verissimus : the Stoic philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

Verissimus : the Stoic philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

Donald Robertson (Author), Zé Nuno Fraga (Illustrator)
"In the tradition of Logicomix, Donald J. Robertson's Verissimus is a riveting graphic novel on the life and stoic philosophy of Marcus Aurelius. Marcus Aurelius was the last famous Stoic of antiquity but he was also to become the most powerful man in the known world - the Roman emperor. After losing his father at an early age, he threw himself into the study of philosophy. The closest thing history knew to a philosopher-king, yet constant warfare and an accursed plague almost brought his empire to its knees. "Life is warfare", he wrote, "and a sojourn in foreign land!" One thing alone could save him: philosophy, the love of wisdom! The remarkable story of Marcus Aurelius' life and philosophical journey is brought to life by philosopher and psychotherapist Donald J. Robertson, in a sweeping historical epic of a graphic novel, based on a close study of the historical evidence, with the stunning full-color artwork of award-winning illustrator Zé Nuno Fraga"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2022
First edition View all formats and editions
St. Martin's Press, New York, 2022
Graphic novels
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
9781250270955, 1250270952
The dead emperor
The most truthful child
The Stoic master
The Empress Faustina
The legionary legate
The Parthian War
The Temple of Apollo
The Antonine plague
The Marcomannic invasion
The war of many nations
The Egyptian uprising
The Sarmatian war
The civil war
The view from above