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How to think like a Roman emperor : the stoic philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

Author: Donald Robertson
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The life-changing principles of Stoicism taught through the story of its most famous proponent Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius was the final famous Stoic philosopher of the ancient world. The Meditations, his personal journal, survives to this day as one of the most loved self-help and spiritual classics of all time. In How to Think Like a Roman Emperor, cognitive psychotherapist Donald Robertson weaves the life and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome; Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome; Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Robertson
ISBN: 9781250196620 1250196620
OCLC Number: 1031544174
Description: viii, 294 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The dead emperor (The story of stoicism / What did the stoics believe) --
The most truthful child in Rome (how to speak wisely) --
Contemplating the sage (how to follow your values) --
The choice of Heracles (how to conquer desire) --
Grasping the nettle (how to tolerate pain) --
The inner citadel and war of many nations (how to relinquish fear) --
Temporary madness (how to conquer anger) --
Death and the view from above.
Responsibility: Donald Robertson.

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