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  • How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

  • The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius
  • By: Donald Robertson
  • Narrated by: Donald Robertson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
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Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius was the final famous Stoic philosopher of the ancient world. The Meditations, his personal journal, survives as one of the most loved self-help and spiritual classics of all time. In How to Think Like a Roman Emperor, psychotherapist Donald Robertson weaves stories of Marcus’ life from the Roman histories together with explanations of Stoicism - its philosophy and its psychology - to enlighten today’s listeners. He discusses Stoic techniques for coping with problems such as irrational fears, bad habits, anger, pain, and illness.

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  • This book got me through a difficult time.

  • By Anonymous User on 17-04-19

Stoicism comes to life

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Reviewed: 28-04-19

An excellent book.

I have learned a lot about stoicism over a number of years, partly from following the authors previous work. This book takes that understanding and makes it relatable through the life of one man - Marcus Aurelius.

You may think ‘ what can a Roman Emperor teach me!? - my life and world is so different’
But it is precisely because his life entailed such immense responsibility, instability and danger that prove the tools and techniques of stoicism work, and do so in the most extreme circumstances.

It is an excellent book and I would recommend it o anyone who wants to learn about how stoicism can improve their life or those who already understand the basics who want to take that learning to the next level and learn how one man applied it throughout his life.