Was Marcus Aurelius the quintessential philosopher-king?

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This is the fifth of twelve monthly lectures and discussions in a new series, led by Dr. Gregory B. Sadler at the historic Kingston Public Library. Each of the lectures focuses on a set of perspectives on anger, coming from ancient or medieval texts in literature, philosophy, or religion. The series continues with an examination […]

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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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Marcus Aurelius: Philosopher-King or Philosopher Emperor? *** If you enjoyed this podcast don’t forget to check out Stoically Speaking’s official website for more resources on Stoic philosophy http://stoicallyspeaking.org/ Follow Stoically Speaking on Twitter: @SpeakStoically More information on the Stoically Speaking host Steven Umbrello can be found on his personal website here: http://stevenumbrello.com/ Stoically Speaking is […]

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There is no misfortune – Meditations on Stoicism Marcus aurelius fragments

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The Meditations consist of 12 mini books written by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. They were his personal writings and seem to have served as a reminder for him to uphold a principle & moral based life. The writing possesses a strong Stoic orientation and insight into the mind of a ruler who governed one […]

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