Resources

This page is a collection of Stoic resources I've come across over the years. Some provide historical information, others a look into the minds of Stoics today. If I miss any, let me know! Also, all links do not lead to any affiliation accounts, so I make nothing off these. This is going to take some time, so as of it, it isn't done.

Books

Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero by James Romm At first, I thought this book was going to nothing more than a Seneca bashing book. Thankfully, I was wrong and it became one of my favorite books about Seneca. This book attempts to answer if Seneca was a good man or not.

The Greatest Empire: A Life of Seneca by Emily Wilson If Dying Every Day asks if Seneca was a good man, The Greatest Empire asks if he was successful in his life. While I feel like it often focuses too much on the male dominance of Roman culture, it's still a good big picture of Seneca's life. It's also a little easier on Seneca than Dying Every Day.

Rome's Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar by Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni Cato is often described as Stoic hero. After reading this book, I'm not so sure. He comes off to me as someone who's vices outweighed his virtues. Even his virtues didn't seem that great, as his supposed "iron will" lead to the downfall of the Roman republic. And yet I can't help but feel for the guy. He fought to the death to protect what he felt was right. He fought corruption.
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