The Odyssey
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Odyssey


  • Author: Homer
  • Release Date : 2003-01-30
  • Genre: Poetry
  • File Size: 1487509 Bytes


'The Odyssey is a poem of extraordinary pleasures: it is a salt-caked, storm-tossed, wine-dark treasury of tales, of many twists and turns, like life itself' GuardianThe epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - ship-wrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must use his bravery and cunning to reach his homeland and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him. E. V. Rieu's translation of The Odyssey was the very first Penguin Classic to be published, and has itself achieved classic status. Translated by E. V. RIEU Revised translation by D. C. H. RIEU Wit...

The Iliad

The Iliad


  • Author: Homer, Peter Jones & E. V. Rieu
  • Release Date : 2003-01-30
  • Genre: Poetry
  • File Size: 2959576 Bytes


'The first great book, and the first great book about the suffering and loss of war' GuardianOne of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. At its centre is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, who refuses to fight after being humiliated by his leader Agamemnon. But when the Trojan Hector kills Achilles' close friend Patroclus, he storms back into battle to take revenge - knowing this will ensure his own early death. E. V. Rieu's acclaimed translation of The Iliad was one of the first titles published in Penguin Classics, and now has classic status itself.Originally translated by E. V. RIEU Revised and updated by PETER JONES with D. C. H. RIEU Edited wi...

The Daily Stoic
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Daily Stoic


  • Author : Ryan Holiday
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735211742


The Daily Stoic Book Description :

From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller. Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epict...

The Daily Stoic Journal

The Daily Stoic Journal


  • Author : Ryan Holiday
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-11-02
  • Genre: Stoics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1788160231


The Daily Stoic Journal Book Description :

Ryan Holiday has led the popular revival of stoicism since 2014, with his acclaimed bestsellers The Obstacle is the Way, Ego is the Enemy, and - in partnership with Stephen Hanselman - The Daily Stoic. This latter offered powerful quotations, fresh anecdotes, and insightful commentary on the wisdom of Epictetus, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius. Now Holiday and Hanselman are back with The Daily Stoic Journal, an interactive guide to integrating this ancient philosophy into our 21st century lives. Readers will find weekly explanations and quotations to inspire deeper reflection on Stoic practices, as well as daily prompts and a helpful introduction explaining the various Stoic tools of self-management. The beautifully designed hardback features space for m...

Lives of the Stoics

Lives of the Stoics


  • Author : Ryan Holiday
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525541882


Lives of the Stoics Book Description :

From the bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic comes an inspiring guide to the lives of the Stoics, and what the ancients can teach us about happiness, success, resilience and virtue. Nearly 2,300 years after a ruined merchant named Zeno first established a school on the Stoa Poikile of Athens, Stoicism has found a new audience among those who seek greatness, from athletes to politicians and everyone in between. It's no wonder; the philosophy and its embrace of self-mastery, virtue, and indifference to that which we cannot control is as urgent today as it was in the chaos of the Roman Empire. In Lives of the Stoics, Holiday and Hanselman present the fascinating lives of the men and women who strove to live by the timeless Stoic virtues of Courage. J...

Meditations

Meditations


  • Author : Marcus Aurelius
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Release Date : 2019-06-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783736807990


Meditations Book Description :

Meditations is a series of writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161–180 CE, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy. A central theme to "Meditations" is to analyze your judgement of self and others and developing a cosmic perspective. As he said "You have the power to strip away many superfluous troubles located wholly in your judgement, and to possess a large room for yourself embracing in thought the whole cosmos, to consider everlasting time, to think of the rapid change in the parts of each thing, of how short it is from birth until dissolution, and how the void before birth and that after dissolution are equally infinite". He advocates finding one's place in the universe and sees that everything came from nature, and so everything sh...

How to Be a Stoic
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

How to Be a Stoic


  • Author : Massimo Pigliucci
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465097968


How to Be a Stoic Book Description :

In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish today Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal is more elusive. In How to Be a Stoic, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers Stoicism, the ancient philosophy that inspired the great emperor Marcus Aurelius, as the best way to attain it. Stoicism is a pragmatic philosophy that focuses our attention on what is possible and gives us perspective on what is unimportant. By understanding Stoicism, we can learn to answer crucial questions: Should we get married or divorced? How should we handle our money in a world nearly destroyed by a finan...

The Obstacle Is the Way
Score: 4
From 427 Ratings

The Obstacle Is the Way


  • Author : Ryan Holiday
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101620595


The Obstacle Is the Way Book Description :

#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller The Obstacle is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men’s basketball team. The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every n...

The Stoics

The Stoics


  • Author : F. H. Sandbach
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0872202534


The Stoics Book Description :

"Not only one of the best but also the most comprehensive treatment of Stoicism written in this century." --Times Literary Supplement...

The Little Book of Stoicism

The Little Book of Stoicism


  • Author : Jonas Salzgeber
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-01-28
  • Genre: Stoics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3952506907


The Little Book of Stoicism Book Description :

This compelling, highly actionable guide shows you how to deal more effectively with whatever life throws at you and live up to your best self. A mix of timeless wisdom and empowering advice, The Little Book of Stoicism will point the way to anyone seeking a calm and wise life in a chaotic world....

Stillness Is the Key

Stillness Is the Key


  • Author : Ryan Holiday
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525538592


Stillness Is the Key Book Description :

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller & Wall Street Journal Bestseller In The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, bestselling author Ryan Holiday made ancient wisdom wildly popular with a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. In his new book, Stillness Is the Key, Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead. All great leaders, thinkers, artists, athletes, and visionaries share one indelible quality. It enables them to conquer their tempers. To avoid distraction and discover great insights. To achieve happiness and do the right thing. Ryan Holiday calls it stillness--to be steady while the world spins around you. In this book, he outlines a...