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Lives of the Stoics by Ryan Holiday (Hardcover)

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, 

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Stellar work ... This illuminating collection of biographies makes great use of Stoic wisdom to demonstrate the tradition's values ― Publisher's Weekly

In story after page-turning story, <i>Lives of the Stoics</i> brings ancient philosophers to life. -- David Epstein, bestselling author of Range

A great read, particularly for a tough time -- Gen. Stanley McChrystal, author of 'Team of Teams' and 'Leaders: Myth and Reality'

Wonderful -- Chris Bosh, two-time NBA Champion

There is philosophy for school and philosophy for life. This book is about the lives of men and women who <i>lived</i> their words and shows you how to do the same. -- Thomas Tull, founder of Legendary Entertainment

<p>Whether you're a general or a gardener, a stockbroker or a senator, there is much to learn from Ryan Holiday's excellent <i>Lives of the Stoics.<br></i></p> -- Senator Ben Sasse

At a time when public nobility is hard to come by, this is a good reminder of the power of ethical leadership. ― Kirkus Reviews

Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman have achieved something remarkable with<i> Lives of the Stoics</i>. It's a gift to the many of us today who are searching for inspiration and sense a deep connection with the thought of Zeno, Cato, Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. Indispensable to anyone who genuinely wants to learn about Stoic philosophy. -- Donald Robertson, author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

Product details

  • Publisher : Profile Books; Main edition (29 September 2020)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1788162609
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1788162609
  • Item Weight : 540 g
  • Dimensions : 14.4 x 3.3 x 22.2 cm
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