M. writes: I am 28 years old, doing my PhD in evolutionary biology. I have a young family and am often struggling to combine the different aspects of my life with my own values, and as a result make mistakes… Read More ›
I’ve always been fascinated by the two great Homeric poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, ever since I read them as a kid. I re-read them several times since, in various translations, both in Italian and English. The very fact… Read More ›
Is it possible to teach virtue? Opinions differed among the Greco-Roman philosophers, as I have discussed in an earlier post. The Stoics, of course, answered in the positive, but they were not blind to the difficulties inherent in the task,… Read More ›
Medea is one of those perennially fascinating characters of Greco-Roman lore: a “barbarian” (i.e., non-Greek) who falls in love with the argonaut Jason, helps him steal the fabled golden fleece by betraying her father and killing her brother — on… Read More ›
Stoic advice: how do I balance career and life?
May 17, 2018
Stoic advice: is it ethical to self-promote?
April 16, 2018
Stoic advice: impostor syndrome
March 15, 2018
Susan Fowler as a modern Stoic role model
April 10, 2018
Stoic role models: Ulysses in Seneca and Dante, and the difference between curiositas and studiositas
June 6, 2017
Odysseus and the Epicureans
May 30, 2017