Introducing How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

Free email course based on the book about the life and Stoic philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

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This eLearning course contains lots of free resources based on my book How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius. It's designed for people who haven't read the book yet but are interested in finding out more. If you do want to get a copy of the book when it's published, though, you'll get even more out of these resources.

You'll find an interview with me, the author, as well as videos in which I read excerpts from each chapter and provide a commentary explaining the contents. There are also lots of bonus resources, including Marcus Aurelius comic strips, a quiz, and an article about my experience of writing the book, as well as some links to podcasts and other relevant interviews.

By enrolling on this course, you'll sign up to receive weekly reminder emails linking to each part of the content.

I hope you enjoy the course and look forward to hearing from you in the online discussions!

Your Instructor

Donald Robertson
Donald Robertson

Donald is a trainer and writer, with decades of experience. He’s a specialist in teaching evidence-based psychological skills, and known as an expert on the relationship between modern cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and classical Greek and Roman philosophy. He was born in Scotland but worked as a psychotherapist for many years in London, England, where he ran a training school for therapists, before emigrating to Canada to focus on his writing and developing eLearning courses. He now lives part-time in Athens, Greece.

Donald is the author of several books on philosophy and psychotherapy, as well as having contributed chapters to four other books and published many articles in journals and magazines. How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius was #1 best seller in philosophy. He's also the author of Verissimus, a graphic novel about Marcus Aurelius, as well as a forthcoming prose biography of him from Yale University Press. He's edited and written the introduction to Capstone Classics' new edition of The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. You can contact him via his website.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Do I need to read the book to do the course?
No. This course is designed for people who haven't read the book yet. It will provide you with an introduction and overview of the content, as well as some additional bonus resources.

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