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Marcus Aurelius and Roman Stoics (13-18)

Thursdays 10am, Meets 5 times, £55

  • Starts 29 Feb
  • 55 British pounds
  • Zoom class

Service Description

Marcus Aurelius was known as a 'good Emperor.' He combined leadership of the Empire and armies, including taking them to war in Parthia and Germany, with study of philosophy. Stoic philosophy had been influential in Rome long before Aurelius, and we will explore the history and beliefs of this school of philosophy, and in particular how it fitted with the Roman republican ideals. We will look at some key figures in Roman history from the republican and imperial periods who were influenced by the ideas of Stoic philosophy. We will also explore Aurelius' background, education and reign as Emperor. We will look at some of his own philosophical writing, the Meditations, to gain a deeper understanding of the man and the philosophy. And we will explore some of the influences of this philosophy in more recent history.

Cancellation Policy

We will do our utmost to ensure every booked class takes place. However, we strongly believe in the value of conversation between thinkers. Thus, we will not run a class with less than the minimum number of students. If we do not have a full group 24 hours before the class is set to start we will, sadly, cancel the session, refund all participants, and seek to run the class at a different time. Our full booking and cancellation policy can be found in our Terms and Services.

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