Lives of the Stoics

By Stephen Hanselman, Ryan Holiday,

Book cover of Lives of the Stoics: The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius

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From the bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic - an inspiring guide to the lives of Stoicism's greatest practitioners

A New York Times Noteworthy Pick

'In story after page-turning story, Lives of the Stoics brings ancient philosophers to life.' -…

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We learn more through stories than through reading about abstract concepts. Lives of the Stoics is the story of the ancient Stoics. Who were they? How did they think? How did they live? If we want to live a Stoic life, then it helps us to know how other Stoics applied philosophy in their own lives: How did they face adversity? How did they handle betrayal? How did they handle prosperity? How did they deal with the ups and downs of life? The tone of the book is more informal and personal rather than authoritative. Yet this is one of…

From Chuck's list on Stoicism for beginners.

Fans of the Stoics tend to be most familiar by far with the lives and the writings of Epictetus, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius, and to a lesser extent, Epictetus’ teacher, Musonius Rufus, because of the quantity and quality of their writings and teachings that survive to our day. Within this book’s pages, you will indeed find Epictetus “The Free Man,” Seneca “The Striver,” Aurelius “The Philosopher King,” and Rufus “The Unbreakable,” but you will also be introduced to the lives and ideas of twenty-two other remarkable Stoics from Stoicism’s founder, Zeno “The Prophet” to lesser known Stoics dubbed with such…

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