Give thyself leisure to learn some good thing, and cease roving and wandering to and fro. - Marcus Aurelius
By Michael A. Gayed: "Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." - Marcus Aurelius The S&P 500 (SPY) made new highs last week as the FOMC reaffirmed its $85 billion/month bond buying program and as decent payroll data was accompanied by upward revisions to February and March jobs numbers. Show More Summary
Felix dies natalis Marcus Aurelius! via FOLLOWING HADRIAN.
by Gene Howington, Guest Blogger The Law of Identity is one of Aristotle’s fundamental Laws of Thought. It is expressed often in the terms of A=A or in other philosophical works as some variation of Marcus Aurelius’ admonishment to “ask of each and every thing what it it in itself”. This is less commentary than [...]
About.com Ancient / Classical History: The Death of Marcus Aurelius’ Predecessor.
Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues: Statue of Marcus Aurelius Portableised for Market.
It was cemented centuries ago into a masonry wall, 14 metres up in in the tower of the church of San Salvador in Quintana del Marco (a small municipality in the province of León, Castile and León, Spain). The bust of marcus Aurelius had been found in the narby Roman town of Los Villares. Show More Summary
Issue 7 (2012) is avalable: New Voices In Classical Reception Studies … and what you will find there: Heather Ellis, Reconciling Classical and Christian Culture: Marcus Aurelius and his Meditations in Victorian Scholarship Penelope Goodman, ‘I am Master of Nothing’: Imperium: Augustus and the Story of Augustus on Screen Helen Roche, ‘Go, Tell the Prussians [...]
A photo of a statue of Marcus Aurelius, from Tunisia C C Flickr User Dennis Jarvis By considering the past with its great changes in political supremacies, you may foresee things to come for they will retain their form and will not deviate from the nature of things today. Show More Summary
"There’s truth in all books in some kind of way. Confucius, Sun Tzu, Marcus Aurelius, the Koran, the Torah, the New Testament, the Buddhist sutras, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, and many thousands more. You can’t go through life without reading some kind of book."
Stoicism is a school of Philosophy that intrigued me at a time where my self-defeating behavior was at its peak.I had trouble dealing with frustration, failure, stress, and fear.It felt nearly impossible to adapt to a new mindset toShow More Summary
The philosophical school of Stoicism is, I believe, the perfect operating system for thriving in high-stress environments. For entrepreneurs, it’s a godsend. Both Seneca and Marcus Aurelius have been extensively written about elsewhere. But what of Cato, about whom Dante said, “And what earthly man was more worthy to signify God than Cato?” One of [...]
Over at Forbes, Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni use Michael Lewis' Vanity Fair profile of President Obama to argue for his inclusion in the list of leaders (such as Rome's Marcus Aurelius -- pictured above) who practice Stoicism as a means of maintaining sanity in the chaotic world of governance.
Nearly 2,000 years ago, back when the Romans were still walking around in bathrobes and sandals, the emperor Marcus Aurelius paused in his relentless empire-ing long enough to make an observation. "I have often wondered how it is that...Show More Summary
If you have ever seen the movie 'Gladiator' with Russell Crowe, then you are probably already familiar with the ancient leader named Commodus (played by Joaquin Phoenix) – son of Marcus Aurelius – one of the best rulers of Rome. The real life Commodus certainly gave producers a lot to work with because he was just as unpopular during ancient times as he was in the movie.
"The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts," said Marcus Aurelius. If…
Most people live each day according to their own inner code even though, on the surface, they give credit to a supernatural designer. Even though Marcus Aurelius may never have said the following quotation, his book The Meditations implies much of the same philosophy and is worth a read. Take care of yourself and make [...]
Many people know that the Romans are great people who conquered most of the ancient world. They also introduced modern civilization and a lot of useful inventions that modern society is still using today. Of course, Hollywood moviesShow More Summary