Hierocles' Fragments

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A series of short audio meditations on Fragments from the second century Stoic Hierocles.

On fraternal love: The second century Stoic Hierocles sounds very Christian, and for good reasons.

On fraternal love: Hierocles reminds us how to best respond to another human being who has ill feelings toward us.

On fraternal love: Hierocles reminds us that we are fundamentally social animals, and that we are here to help each other.

On wedlock: Hierocles reminds us that it is useless to blame things that have no fault. Rather, look at how clumsy or stupid we are sometimes when we use them.

How we ought to conduct ourselves toward our kindred: Hierocles instructs us on a simple mental exercise to practice the Stoic concept of cosmopolitanism.