Was Marcus Aurelius the quintessential philosopher-king?

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In the life of the individual man, virtue is the sole good; such things as health, happiness, possessions, are of no account. Since virtue resides in the will, everything really good or bad in a man’s life depends only upon himself. He may become poor, but what of it? He can still be virtuous. A […]

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Blues rock rendition of famous passage from Book Two of The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, about Stoic philosophy.

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Professor Anthony Long, perhaps the world’s foremost expert on Stoic philosophy, gives a rare talk in London on the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius. Long explores with typical care and intelligence some of Marcus’ unusual ideas about the self, consciousness, identity and ‘the god within’. Thanks to the Institute of Classics for arranging […]

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Latin: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus;[1][notes 1] 26 April 121 – 17 March 180 AD) was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus’ death in 169. Marcus Aurelius was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors. He was a practitioner of Stoicism, and his untitled […]

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Life presents many bad experiences and they are often caused by the malicious intent of other people. What is the best way to deal with hardships and those who cause them? Is there anything positive we can gain while dealing with them? Marcus Aurelius reflects on these questions in this classic text of stoicism know […]

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Professor Anthony Long of Berkeley College is perhaps the foremost expert on Stoicism in academia today. In the second part of this talk, he further explores Marcus Aurelius’ ideas of the self, identity and God. If you’re interested in Stoicism in modern society, and how people try to use it today, check out my book, […]

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“Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius (affiliate link) ►►►http://amzn.to/23Tf4xE ================================================= In this video we examine the techniques that the Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius used to help diminish the impact of negative emotions in order to live a more fulfilling life. ================================================= Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/academyofideas A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic […]

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