Conversations with Modern Stoicism – James Romm

Conversations with Modern Stoicism next meets on 13 April 2024.

The topic of our conversation will be:

What we can learn from Seneca, the life and the works?

About our Presenter:

James Romm is an author, reviewer, and Professor of Classics at Bard College, renowned for his insightful biography “Dying Every Day” on the life and philosophy of the Stoic philosopher Seneca. His nuanced portrayal of Seneca’s moral complexities and struggles amidst the tumultuous political climate of ancient Rome offers a valuable perspective for modern Stoics grappling with the challenges of applying Stoic principles in the face of difficult circumstances.

He specializes in ancient Greek and Roman culture and civilization. His reviews and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the London Review of Books, the Daily Beast, and other venues. He has held the Guggenheim Fellowship (1999-2000), the Birkelund Fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars at the New York Public Library (2010-11), and a Biography Fellowship at the Leon Levy Center of the City University of New York (2014-15).

What is a Conversations event like?

Captivating discussions are framed by knowledgeable speakers, participants will have the chance to learn practical Stoic wisdom and discuss it with others, so that those ideas can be used to live more virtuously.

The goal of this event is for you to explore Stoicism with other like minded people. Remember, you will meet people from all over the world, who have come to Stoicism from a variety of backgrounds. You will meet new people. They will bring new ideas.

It’s small groups for Stoicism.
Follow this link to register for the meeting.

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