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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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book got me through a difficult time.

  • By Anonymous User on 17-04-19

Compelling

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Reviewed: 28-04-19

A compelling mixture of philosophy, history and psychotherapy delivers a fascinating account of Stoicism through the medium of Marcus Aurelius.

I’ve enjoyed reading and listening to many books on Stoicism, including Donald’s, but felt that “How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius” helped to deepen my understanding and sense of connection with this powerful school of philosophy.

I found the concluding meditation on death (combined with a view from above) along with Donald’s candid disclosure of his personal journey truly moving.

The author’s voice is well suited to the audio format which enhanced the listening experience.

Thank you Donald for such a worthwhile contribution to the canon of Stoic literature.

Highly recommended.

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