Stoicism

A page collecting resources related to stoic philosophy. If you interested in classics in general, that’s here.

Book titles link to my review of the book. If I haven’t read it, or haven’t yet gotten around to reviewing it, the link directs to amazon. Am I missing something? Get in touch at miloandthecalf@gmail.com

Books

Source Material

Meditations, Marcus Aurelius – Perhaps not the purest distillation of stoic thought, but almost always the one to start with. I prefer the Hays translation.

Discourses, Epictetus – A canonical text of classical stoic philosophy.

Cicero, Volume XXI. On Duties (De Officiis): De Officiis (Loeb Classical Library No. 30)
Cicero — this volume include “On Duties” which many think of as Cicero’s most stoic text.

Letters from a Stoic, Seneca – collects the writings of the Seneca which relate most directly to stoic philosophy.

Contemporary Scholarships

 
Stoics, Epicureans and Sceptics: An Introduction to Hellenistic Philosophy
R.W. Sharpels

The Stoics
F.H. Sandbach

Stoicism (Ancient Philosophies)
John Sellars

Contemporary Popular Takes

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, William Irvine — Arguably the book which reignited mainstream interest in stoicism

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, Ryan Holiday — The book which popularized stoicism with the twitterati.

Stoicism and the Art of Happiness (Teach Yourself)
Donald Robertson

The Stoics: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)
M. Andrew Holochak

 

Online resources

The surprising informative and thoughtful reddit sub on stoicism

The live like a stoic week project hosted by the University of Exeter

 

Your occasional stoic – my own idiosyncratic annotations to classical stoic material

 

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