Cicero´s Stoic Paradoxes is a brilliant and accessible summary of the six major ethical beliefs of Stoicism. The nature of moral goodness, the possession of virtue, good and bad conduct, the transcendence of wisdom, and the sources of real wealth are all discussed with the author´s characteristic intensity and wit. This is the only existing modern translation of this little-known classic, as well as the most detailed study. Also included here is Cicero´s visionary essay ´´The Dream of Scipio´´, which is a compelling testament to his belief in the immortality of the soul. Taken together, these two works provide a glimpse into the mind of one of the most influential thinkers of antiquity. For this special edition, translator Quintus Curtius has returned to the original Latin texts to provide a modern, fresh interpretation of these forgotten classics. Supplementary essays, summaries, and textual notes provide additional guidance and help present these works to a new generation of listeners. Quintus Curtius can be found at qcurtius.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Weyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118248/bk_acx0_118248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Master Stoic: Advanced Principles and Theories of Stoicism That Will Transform Your Approach to Life, is written for individuals who want to master the philosophy of Stoicism in their lives. However, before you proceed with this book, it´s recommended that you first listen to the beginner´s guide, Stoicism: A Beginner´s Guide to the Stoic Way of Life. This will allow you an easier understanding of the basic tenets of Stoicism. In this second book, a more detailed explanation of the doctrines of each of the significant philosophers of Stoicism will be presented, together with practical examples of how you can apply these beliefs in your daily dealings. It´s beneficial for you to learn about philosophy not because it´s a sign of erudition but because you can utilize the tenets properly as your guiding principles in your daily life. What´s the use of mastering all the beliefs of these philosophers, but you don´t put them into practice? Knowledge becomes power - only - when you use it. So, thanks again for purchasing this book. Have fun listening and learning! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Botten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099971/bk_acx0_099971_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stoicism, one of the oldest Western philosophical schools, has enchanted scholars and the general public alike for over 2,000 years. Where some accounts of human nature and the particularly human good fall short by the reduction of human being to physical or psychical phenomena, Stoicism´s power lies in engaging with the whole range of human experience, addressing rationality, emotion, piety, will, and both inner and outer impressions, each on their own terms, in language that treats each as significant in its own right. Stoicism is an active philosophy. That means that it is not enough to know its doctrines, one must also live them, develop habits that expand on and complete their ideas in practice. Practice, therefore, is also the focus of this book. The development of the listener´s inner and outer life, that they may follow their own path and discover what it means to ´´live life in accordance with nature´´. This book is a general introduction to Stoicism that pulls no punches when faced with the more complex aspects of Stoic doctrine. Topics addressed include: The history of the ancient Stoics. The nature of good and evil, virtue and vice, and positive and negative externals. The difference between those things in our control and those things not in our control. Stoic Logic and practical reasoning. Stoicism´s role in the development of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Stoic exercises and daily practice. Theology´s role in Stoicism and Stoic cosmology. And much more! Grab your copy of a detailed guide on stoicism philosophy and wisdom! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Slydell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101893/bk_acx0_101893_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sit back, relax, meditate, and enjoy the ride. Yes, Stoicism is a philosophy. Better yet? One that can be easily be applied and can change your life forever. This audiobook contains a detailed explanation of the philosophy of Stoicism in an understandable and relatable manner. It will actively attempt to describe Stoicism in such real-life situations that the application of its ideologies will seem very achievable. This is because Stoicism is very easy in application. Know that first, understand it, accept it. Listening to this audiobook will set you well on your way to understanding Stoicism. For maximum enjoyment and complete understanding of this audiobook, please remember to listen with an open mind. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn.... Stoicism, it´s a philosophy Meditate, learn to accept Anger vs. non-reactivity Space and the practice of poverty Tranquillity And basically everything you need to have a full understanding of Stoicism Download your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Montanez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109415/bk_acx0_109415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Someone is bumping off rock’s wrinkled royalty. After the death of the third aging rock star—58-year-old Freddie Finger, lead singer for multiplatinum band Rocket Fire—astrologer-detective David Lowell is brought into the case. Freddie wasn’t well liked, and Lowell has his hands full with plenty of suspects: There are Freddie’s ex-wives, who seem willing enough to kill each other; his disgruntled band members, angry because Freddie’s solo career was threatening their future; his greedy manager, now busily promoting the death of the rock star; and the musician whose career Freddie sabotaged many years ago. Freddie’s daughter, movie actress Vivian Younger, has retained Lowell’s services to help catch her father’s killer. She seems intrigued with Lowell and his bizarre profession. As they search for the truth, could there be romance in the stars for this stoic detective? Lowell and Vivian have the help of his staff: vivacious, red-haired assistant Sarah, master hacker and psychic Mort, and driver and bodyguard Andy. Together they must sift through the detailed astrological charts of the suspects for any clues in the stars that could point to a killer. Mitchell Scott Lewis has been a New York–based professional astrologer for more than 20 years. He is the author of the Starlight Detective Agency series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lescault. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005358/bk_blak_005358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Herod the Great provides this memoir from Hell because he wishes to set the record straight. Herod finds historic figures in Hell to help him, including his son Herod Antipas, who ruled during Jesus´ crucifixion; Cleopatra, who at first befriended and then turned on Herod; Marc Antony, who made him King of the Jews. We also meet such characters as Caesar Augustus, Pilate, Pope Leo X, Martin Luther, and Henry VIII. In this memoir, Herod solves some mysteries regarding the lives of various Roman emperors, John the Baptist, Jesus, and John, the beloved apostle. For example, in conversations with his son Antipas, Herod discovers what is meant by the apostle John being called the one Jesus loved in two books of the Bible. Herod also provides a new interpretation of the Book of Revelation. He explores the philosophies of his reign including Epicurean, Stoic, and Neoplatonic thought, providing the reader with an additional educational experience. While the book focuses on the life of Herod, its scope is larger in order to provide a proper context for the subject matter. For example, since Herod is overthrown at one point by Antigonus of the Hasmonean line of Jews, it is important to understand that the Hasmoneans were direct descendants of the Maccabees who freed the Jews from Greek rule. Since Nero´s suicide precipitates the Jewish revolt and subsequent destruction of the Herod´s Temple for the Jews, the circumstances of Nero´s self-destruction are laid out. The distinguishing features of the audiobook include Herod´s first person narrative, his conversations with other historical figures, a portrait of life in Hell including its path to redemption, research documented in footnotes, and a detailed history of Herodian dynasty set into context including interaction with the Roman Empire, the Jews of Antiquity, and the Christian leadership. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Tedder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022892/bk_acx0_022892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.