Category Archives: Ancient Rome

Socrates says lead by example

Socrates believed that philosophy should produce practical outcomes that benefit society as a whole. He sought to persuade others to examine themselves, seek wisdom and morality, and put their noblest treasure, their soul, first and foremost. Socrates was admired for his bravery as a soldier, the patience he showed his wife, the kindness he showed […]

Faustina – partner to Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Faustina was held in high esteem by soldiers. She accompanied Marcus on various military campaigns and enjoyed the excessive love and reverence of Roman soldiers. Aurelius gave her the title of Mater Castrorum or ‘Mother of the Camp’. She attempted to make her home out of an army camp. The Queen of Wands is adored […]

Want to drink wine like the Roman emperors? 🍷

Want to drink🍷 like the Roman emperors? One of the greatest and most respected Roman emperors, Marcus Aurelius, writes in his notes that he was able to abstain from or enjoy those things that majority of us are either too weak to abstain from or enjoy over-indulgently. The glass of wine in stoicism symbolises temperance. […]

Was Julius Caesar a stoic?

Julius Caesar never wrote, sadly, an autobiography. His public persona was political and military although we have some glimpses of his private life, his love of collecting rare pearls for example. He certainly could and did appreciate the finer things of life. Did Caesar go to the ancient philosophical school of stoicism? Probably, Stoicism was […]

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