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Lives of the Stoics : the art of living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius

Author: Ryan Holiday; Stephen Hanselman
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Portfolio / Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic comes an inspiring guide to the lives of the Stoics, and what the ancients can teach us about happiness, success, resilience and virtue. Nearly 2,300 years after a ruined merchant named Zeno first established a school on the Stoa Poikile of Athens, Stoicism has found a new audience among those who seek greatness, from athletes to politicians and everyone in between.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holiday, Ryan,
Lives of the stoics
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2020.
(DLC) 2020011798
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan Holiday; Stephen Hanselman
ISBN: 9780525541875 052554187X
OCLC Number: 1136963887
Notes: Maps on endsheets.
Description: xv, 329 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Zeno the prophet --
Cheanthes the apostle --
Aristo the challenger --
Chrysippus the fighter --
Zeno the maintainer --
Diogenes the diplomat --
Antipater the ethicist --
Panaetius the connector --
Publius Rutilius Rufus the last honest man --
Posidonius the genius --
Diotimus the vicious --
Cicero the fellow traveler --
Cato the Younger, Rome's iron man --
Porcia Cato the iron woman --
Athenodorus Cananites the kingmaker --
Arius Didymus the kingmaker II --
Agrippinus the different --
Seneca the striver --
Cornutus the common --
Gaius Rubellius Plautus the man who would not be king --
Thrasea the fearless --
Helvidius Pricus the senator --
Musonius Rufus the unbreakable --
Epictetus the free man --
Junius Rusticus the dutiful --
Marcus Aurelius the philosopher king --
Conclusion --
Timeline of the Stoics and the Graeco-Roman world.
Responsibility: Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.

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"From the bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic comes an inspiring guide to the lives of the Stoics, and what the ancients can teach us about happiness, success, resilience and virtue. Nearly 2,300 years after a ruined merchant named Zeno first established a school on the Stoa Poikile of Athens, Stoicism has found a new audience among those who seek greatness, from athletes to politicians and everyone in between. It's no wonder; the philosophy and its embrace of self-mastery, virtue, and indifference to that which we cannot control is as urgent today as it was in the chaos of the Roman Empire. In Lives of the Stoics, Holiday and Hanselman present the fascinating lives of the men and women who strove to live by the timeless Stoic virtues of Courage. Justice. Temperance. Wisdom. Organized in digestible, mini-biographies of all the well-known--and not so well-known--Stoics, this book vividly brings home what Stoicism was like for the people who loved it and lived it, dusting off powerful lessons to be learned from their struggles and successes. More than a mere history book, every example in these pages, from Epictetus to Marcus Aurelius--slaves to emperors--is designed to help the reader apply philosophy in their own lives. Holiday and Hanselman unveil the core values and ideas that unite figures from Seneca to Cato to Cicero across the centuries. Among them are the idea that self-rule is the greatest empire, that character is fate; how Stoics benefit from preparing not only for success, but failure; and learn to love, not merely accept, the hand they are dealt in life. A treasure of valuable insights and stories, this book can be visited again and again by any reader in search of inspiration from the past"--

Nearly 2,300 years after a ruined merchant named Zeno first established a school on the Stoa Poikile of Athens, Stoicism has found a new audience among those who seek greatness, from athletes to politicians and everyone in between. The philosophy and its embrace of self-mastery, virtue, and indifference to that which we cannot control is as urgent today as it was in the chaos of the Roman Empire. Holiday and Hanselman present the fascinating lives of the men and women who strove to live by the timeless Stoic virtues of Courage. Justice. Temperance. Wisdom. Every example in these pages, from slaves to emperors, is designed to help the reader apply philosophy in their own lives. -- adapted from publisher info

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