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Seneca The Younger – philosopher and dramatist

A dramatist dramatised Lucius Annaeus Seneca’s story reads like a soap opera; a fact that certainly didn’t go unnoticed by poets and playwrights throughout the 2000 years since he walked the earth. Chaucer, Dante, Montdeverdi, they all found special places for Seneca the Younger in their works. As a Stoic, he was a little different…

Cato the Younger – the most interesting Stoic ever?

Who was Cato The Younger? Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis is a name that may well come up when you Google the word ‘Stoic,’ but you won’t find a list of comprehensive philosophical works by the man. Rather, Cato the Younger is famed for the influence he had on the politics and politicians of early Rome.…

Zeno of Citium – the founder of Stoicism

Early Life In his considerable lifespan of around 72 years, from 334 to 262 BC, Zeno of Citium found the time to make quite a few waves. His teachings have been influential enough for astronomers to name a crater on the moon after him and what’s more, he was, in fact, the founder of Stoicism.…

The Tao of Seneca – Free PDF Downloads

The Tao Of Seneca - Practical Letters from a Stoic Master The Tao Of Seneca is a effectively a version of Seneca The Younger's Moral Letters to Lucilius - a distillation of his lessons learned which he sent to his friend. Free to download, the collection of three PDF volumes has been provided by Tim Ferriss,…

Tim Ferriss on Stoicism for modern living

Tim Ferriss - Modern Stoic Tim Ferriss is the well-known author of The 4-Hour Workweek, (and The 4-Hour Body, The 4-Hour Chef and Tools of Titans),  host of the excellent podcast The Tim Ferriss Show, and a self-confessed human guinea pig. Being a strong proponent of Stoicism, Tim's experiments are often inspired by the thinking of…

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