Welcome to the Guide to Marcus Aurelius and Stoicism

Welcome to the Guide to Marcus Aurelius and Stoicism!

Please feel free to download and share with your friends. People often ask me for a simple introduction to the life and thought of Marcus Aurelius so I created this short PDF booklet. Rocio de Torres, our graphic designer, made it look beautiful, incorporating artwork by award-winning illustrator Zé Nuno Fraga from our forthcoming graphic novel Verissimus.

This booklet draws on research conducted for several books I've written or edited about Marcus Aurelius and Stoicism.

  • How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius (St. Martins)
  • Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius (St. Martins)
  • Marcus Aurelius: Ancient Lives (Yale)
  • Meditations: The Philosophy Classic (Capstone)

This printable PDF document will give you a good overview of the life of Marcus Aurelius, the times in which he lived and characters who influenced him, as well as the Stoic concepts and practices that shaped his life. As well as key information on Marcus Aurelius and Stoic philosophy, it contains comic book illustrations, genealogical diagrams, study questions, important quotations, and recommended reading.

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