“Lives of the Stoics: The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius“
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An inspiring guide to the lives of the Stoics, and what the ancients can teach us about happiness, success, resilience and virtue.
RYAN HOLIDAY is one of the world’s foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in everyday life. He is a sought-after speaker, strategist, and the author of many bestselling books including The Obstacle Is the Way; Ego Is the Enemy; The Daily Stoic; and the #1 New York Times bestseller Stillness Is the Key. His latest, Lives of the Stoics, co-authored with Stephen Hanselman, will be published September 29, 2020. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and read by three million people worldwide. He lives outside Austin, Texas, with his family.
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RICH ROLL is a globally renown ultra-endurance athlete, wellness advocate, bestselling author, husband and father of four. he hosts the wildly popular Rich Roll Podcast, one of the top 100 podcasts in the world with close to 100 million downloads. In his bestselling memoir, Finding Ultra, he shares his inspirational story of addiction, redemption and optimal health and is co-author with his wife, Julie Piatt of the cookbook & lifestyle guides The Plantpower Way and The Plantpower Way: Italia. Rich has been featured on CNN, on the cover of Outside magazine and been profiled in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. His latest book, Voicing Change, comes out in November 2020.
“In story after page-turning story, Lives of the Stoics brings ancient philosophers to life. And that is exactly what they would have wanted, because Stoicism is not a thought experiment but rather a guide for living. Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman show us how the masters succeeded — and sometimes failed — at turning theory into practice.”
–David Epstein, New York Times bestselling author of Range
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. Lives of the Stoics presents the fascinating lives of the men and women who strove to live by the timeless Stoic virtues of Courage, Justice, Temperance, and Wisdom. Organized in digestible, mini-biographies of all the well-known–and not so well-known–Stoics, dusting off powerful lessons to be learned from their struggles and successes.
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, dusting off powerful lessons to be learned from their struggles and successes. More than a mere history book, every example in these pages, from Epictetus to Marcus Aurelius–slaves to emperors–is designed to help the reader apply philosophy in their own lives. Holiday and Hanselman unveil the core values and ideas that unite figures from Seneca to Cato to Cicero across the centuries. Among them are the idea that self-rule is the greatest empire, that character is fate; how Stoics benefit from preparing not only for success, but failure; and learn to love, not merely accept, the hand they are dealt in life. A treasure of valuable insights and stories, this book can be visited again and again by any reader in search of inspiration from the past.