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The Stoics, who flourished in ancient Athens and Rome for about 400 years, valued rational order, which they felt could nourish and shape human feeling and action. It is a canard-long since corrected-that they wanted to suppress emotion; they have much to say about managing one's life and about the world that is still of interest to us. Graver (classics, Dartmouth Coll.) does not propose to settle philosophical questions. She belongs to the sophisticated tribe that has always tried to use ancient thinkers to awaken us to our own predicaments and show us how our thought patterns came into being. She wastes a chapter trying to argue that the Stoics were on the same track as recent English-speaking materialist philosophers but does good work opening up Stoic ideas about love and other emotions and exploring refinements in Stoic ideas of morality. Readers new to the subject will need a simpler map, e.g., Richard Sorabji's Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation, to help them navigate the issues, while those thirsting for facts should turn first to The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics. Academic libraries will welcome Graver's work.