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Memento Mori in the Ancient World

Written by Titus, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Almost every civilization and religion has been conscious of the inevitability of death. While it may sound terrifying, it is an eventual reality. No one comes out of life alive. Memento mori is a Latin phrase that roughly translates as “remember that you die.” It originated in the

Can Marcus Really Help?

Marcus Aurelius is a pop icon. Well, almost… Don’t get me wrong – I’m definitely a fan of this up and coming trend. I like to think of him as a gateway drug to philosophy and the classics. I’m also not one of ‘those’ classics lovers who only like obscure references and lesser known historical

Can Stoicism Offer a Practical Guide on How to Live Now?

Can Ancient Philosophy provide real life solutions in our Modern times? One of the keynote speakers to Classical Wisdom’s inaugural Online Symposium, the brilliant philosopher, prominent Stoic and hugely popular author, Massimo Pigliucci, says Yes. (For those who aren’t already familiar with Professor Pigliucci – he is quite the polymath! Born in Liberia, Massimo Pigliucci

How to Deal with Change: Advice from the Stoics

Written by Lydia Serrant, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom ‘’You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength’’ ~ Marcus Aurelius Are you finding yourself struggling with both expected and unexpected changes in your life? Change is common to the human experience, and no one understood this better

Human Nature and the Problem with Stoicism

Stoicism has been on the rise… it’s becoming cool, hip, relevant… it’s entered ‘pop-culture’. Personally, I’m stoked about this. Names like Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus just casually being thrown around? Awesome! What’s not to love? It’s not only a gateway philosophy into the fantastic ancient world, it’s also helping people – which is amazing.

Aristotle: Happiness is an Activity

Written by Van Bryan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom “For contemplation is both the highest form of activity (since the intellect is the highest thing in us, and the objects that it apprehends are the highest things that can be known), and also it is the most continuous because we are more capable of continuous contemplation