Jay Valko’s 12th podcast episode. Discussing Marcus Aurelius Meditations and Stoic Philosophy. Music credit :http://www.bensound.com Books mentioned: 1. Meditations. https://www.amazon.com/Meditations-Marcus-Aurelius/dp/1523823887/ref=sr_1_14?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1470317665&sr=1-14&keywords=meditations+marcus+aurelius 2. The Obstacle is the Way. https://www.amazon.com/Obstacle-Way-Timeless-Turning-Triumph/dp/1591846358/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1470317693&sr=1-1&keywords=the+obstacle+is+the+way 3. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy. https://www.amazon.com/Guide-Good-Life-Ancient-Stoic/dp/0195374614/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1470317743&sr=1-1&keywords=the+guide+to+the+good+life Article mentioned:http://www.economist.com/news/international/21702463-new-research-shows-even-severe-stress-can-have-upside-what-makes-us-stronger

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Here’s a virtual movie of the highly regarded Roman emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius Antoninus reading a fragment from his “Reflections” The great Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus famously wrote down and collected his thoughts and reflections, a summa of his outlook on life and how he thought it should be lived. This collection, commonly […]

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If you desire to master pain Unroll this book and read with care, And in it find abundantly A knowledge of the things that are, Those that have been, and those to come. And know as well that joy and grief Are nothing more than empty smoke. A reading by Chris Krause, based upon the […]

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There is no misfortune – Meditations on Stoicism Marcus aurelius fragments

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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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Welcome back, hello to my new subscribers, and enjoy a new Friday Reads! — BookTubers mentioned — Choncey | http://youtube.com/spiffinglycino Sanne | http://youtube.com/booksandquills Charreadzard | https://youtube.com/user/chareadzard — Film Reviews — Listen to the BBC Culture Studio on iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04st71d — My Weekly Link List — Sign up at http://www.tinyletter.com/robotnic & read more on my […]

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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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