STOICISM READING LIST

For those who are interested in gaining as full an understanding of the traditional philosophical school of Stoicism, this reading list (compiled by Kai Whiting and Chris Fisher) offers a comprehensive range of documents and text that will aid the keen student. 

ANCIENT TEXTS

Seneca, L. A. (2015). Letters on Ethics: To Lucilius (M. Graver & A. A. Long, Trans.). University Of Chicago Press.
 
 Epictetus. (2014). Discourses, Fragments, Handbook (C. Gill, Ed) Oxford University Press
 
Aurelius, M. (2011). Marcus Aurelius Meditations: With selected correspondence (R. Hard, Trans.). Oxford University Press. 
 
Aurelius, M. (2021). Meditations: The Annotated Edition (R. Waterfield, Ed.; Annotated edition). Basic Books. Musonius Rufus, Lectures 
 
Rufus, M. (2010).  Musonius Rufus: Lectures and Sayings (C. King, Trans.; Revised edition). CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
 
Also note: Sharon Lebell’s (2007) Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness Harper One  for an accessible version of Epictetus’ text

INTRODUCTIONS TO STOICISM (NON-ACADEMIC)

 Whiting, K., & Konstantakos, L. (2021). Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living
In. New World Library.
 
Sellars, J. (2020). Lessons in Stoicism: What Ancient Philosophers Teach Us about How to Live. Penguin.

INTRODUCTIONS TO STOICISM (ACADEMIC)

 Sellars, J. (2006). Stoicism. University of California Press.

ADVANCED STOICISM BOOKS AND OTHER RELATED TOPICS

Inwood, B. (Ed.). (2003). The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics. Cambridge University Press. § Salles, R. (2009). God and Cosmos in Stoicism. Oxford University Press. 
 
Long, A. A. (2002). Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life. Oxford University Press. 
 
Jedan, C. (2009). Stoic Virtues: Chrysippus and the Religious Character of Stoic Ethics. Bloomsbury Academic. § Christensen, J. (2013). An Essay on the Unity of Stoic Philosophy (2nd edition). Museum Tusculanum Press.
 
 Reydams-Schils, G. (2005). The Roman Stoics: Self, Responsibility, and Affection. University Of Chicago Press.
 
 Sambursky, S. (1959). Physics of the Stoics. Princeton University Press
 
Hahm, D. (1977). Origins of Stoic cosmology. The Ohio State University Press.
 

 Graver, M. (2007). Stoicism and Emotion. University of Chicago Press.

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