I have just published a new e-booklet on the theme of Cicero and Stoicism: Brief Introductions to De Finibus, Stoic Paradoxes, and Tusculan Disputations.
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE) was a Roman statesman, orator, lawyer, and philosopher, who served as consul in the year 63 BCE. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists. He lived in turbulent times, being a contemporary of Julius Caesar, Pompey the Great, Mark Anthony, and the future emperor Octavian Augustus.
The new e-booklet contains 10 essays and runs to about 18,500 words. Here is the table of contents:
De Finibus and the nature of Stoic philosophy (parts I & II)
Cicero’s criticism of Stoicism (parts I & II)
Tusculan Disputations: I. On contempt of death
Tusculan Disputations: II. On bearing pain
Tusculan Disputations: III. On grief of mind
Tusculan Disputations: IV. On other perturbations of the mind
Tusculan Disputations: V. Whether virtue alone be sufficient for a happy life