List of popular books on Stoicism

Please help contribute to this list of popular books on Stoicism as a way of life.  Vote for books on the list or suggest additions.  This list isn’t for academic texts or translations of ancient Stoic texts but modern introductions to Stoicism as a way of life.  What would you recommend to a friend?
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7 thoughts on List of popular books on Stoicism

  1. The restriction against translations might disqualify Sharon Lebell’s The Art of Living, but I really think it deserves to be on the list. In addition to the paraphrase of Epictetus, it contains a couple of great essays about living as a modern Stoic.

  2. Leonum says:

    K. Seddon, Stoic serenity (2006)
    A.A. Long, Epictetus, A stoic and socratic guide to life (Oxford 2002)

  3. Paul Lanagan says:

    Pierre Hadot: “Inner Citadel”
    Keith Seddon: “Epictetus Handbook and the Tablet of Cebes

    • Hadot’s book, like Long’s, is perhaps a bit more academic than what we had in mind. It’s not really meant as a guide to applying Stoicism in modern life, but it’s an excellent academic treatise on The Meditations.
      The Handbook of Epictetus and The Tablet of Cebes are translations of ancient texts so they’re not for this particular list. Also, the Tablet of Cebes is generally believed to be a Platonic text rather than Stoic. 🙂

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