The Lives of the Stoics
The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER From bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic - an inspiring guide to the lives of Stoicism's greatest practitioners A New York Times Noteworthy Pick 'In story after page-turning story, Lives of the Stoics brings ancient philosophers to life.' - David Epstein, bestselling author of Range 'Wonderful' - Chris Bosh, two-time NBA Champion For millennia, Stoicism has been the ancient philosophy that attracts those who seek greatness, from athletes to politicians and everyone in between. And no wonder: its embrace of self-mastery, virtue and indifference to that which we cannot control has much to offer those grappling with today's chaotic world. But who were the Stoics? In this book, Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman offer a fresh approach to understanding Stoicism through the lives of the people who practiced it - from Cicero to Zeno, Cato to Seneca, Diogenes to Marcus Aurelius. Through short biographies of all the famous, and lesser-known, Stoics, this book will show what it means to live stoically, and reveal the lessons to be learned from their struggles and successes. The result is a treasure trove of insights for anyone in search of living a good life.
Ryan Holiday is one of the world's foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in everyday life. He is the author of many bestselling books including The Obstacle is the Way; Ego is the Enemy; Stillness is the Key and The Daily Stoic. Stephen Hanselman has worked in publishing for over three decades. He received a Master's degree at Harvard Divinity School, while also studying at Harvard's philosophy department.