Sunday, November 01, 2015

Stoic Week 2015, Online Workshop for Self-Improvement

Stoic Week 2015, November 2 - November 8th, 2015.   "The course guides you through all the basic ideas of Stoicism. Each day has its own theme, exercises to practise,  and reflections from original Stoic texts to consider. It has been written by the Stoicism Today team, an interdisciplinary group of academics and psychotherapists. You are also encouraged to take wellbeing surveys before and after the week, so we can measure the effectiveness of the course.  To take part in Stoic Week 2015, follow us on social media and subscribe to the blog, and you will be updated with all our material, such as the handbook and survey links.  As well as subscribing, follow our Twitter account @Stoicweek or see our Facebook group. See below for further contact details.  You’ll be able to register about a week before Stoic Week begins when we publish the link for the online intake questionnaires."  

I am participating in this online Stoic Week workshop in November of 2015.  

Monday's Theme is "Your Life Project and Role Models."  

Stoicism.  A hypertext notebook by Mike Garofalo.  

Virtues and Happiness.

How to Live a Good Life: Advice From Wise Persons

Aurelius, MarcusMarcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; 26 April 121 CE – 17 March 180 CE) was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. 'He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers.  During his reign, the Empire defeated a revitalized Parthian Empire in the East: Aurelius' general Avidius Cassius sacked the capital Ctesiphon in 164. In central Europe, Aurelius fought the Marcomanni, Quadi, and Sarmatians with success during the Marcomannic Wars, although the threat of the Germanic tribes began to represent a troubling reality for the Empire. A revolt in the East led by Avidius Cassius failed to gain momentum and was suppressed immediately.  Marcus Aurelius' Stoic tome Meditations, written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, is still revered as a literary monument to a philosophy of service and duty, describing how to find and preserve equanimity in the midst of conflict by following nature as a source of guidance and inspiration."

Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE)   Stanford Encyclopedia of PhilosophyWikipedia EncyclopediaInternet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Marcus Aurelius: A Life  By Frank McLynn.  Da Capo Press, 2010.  720 pages.  ISBN: 978-0306819162. 

Marcus Aurelius: A Biography.  By Anthony R. Birley.  Roman Imperial Biographies Series.  Routledge, 2nd Edition, 2000.  320 pages.  ISBN: 9780415171250.

The Inner Citadel: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius  By Pierre Hadot.  Translated by Michael Chase.  Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 1998.  Index, notes, 351 pages.  Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Series.  ISBN:  978-0674007077.  VSCL. 

Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Antoninus Aurelius.  Translation and commentary by A. S. L. Farquharson.  2 Volumes in 1944.  Everyman's Library, Reprint Edition, 1992.  280 pages.  ISBN: 9780679412717.

Meditations.  By Marcus Aurelius.  Translated by Martin Hammond.  Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith.  Introduction by Diskin Clay.  Hardcover Classics.  New York, Penguin Classics, Reissue Edition, 2014.  General index, index of quotes, extensive notes, 416 pages.  ISBN: 978-0141395869.  VSCL.  Written by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Koine Greek around 160 CE.

Meditations: A New Translation.  By Marcus Aurelius.  Translated by Gregory Hays.  New York, Modern Library, 2002.  256 pages.  ISBN: 978-0679642602.  Kindle Version.  VSCL.  Written by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Koine Greek around 160 CE.

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius: A Study.   By R. B. Rutherford.  Oxford Classical Monographs, 1989.  Clarendon Press, 1991.  304 pages.  ISBN: 9780198147558.  

Stoic Studies  By Anthony A. Long.  University of California Press, 2001.  325 pages.  Hellenistic Culture and Society, Book 36.  ISBN: 978-0520229747.  

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