Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

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Overview

In the tradition of Logicomix, Donald J. Robertson's Verissimus is a riveting graphic novel on the life and stoic philosophy of Marcus Aurelius.

Marcus Aurelius was the last famous Stoic of antiquity but he was also to become the most powerful man in the known world – the Roman emperor. After losing his father at an early age, he threw himself into the study of philosophy. The closest thing history knew to a philosopher-king, yet constant warfare and an accursed plague almost brought his empire to its knees. “Life is warfare”, he wrote, “and a sojourn in foreign land!” One thing alone could save him: philosophy, the love of wisdom!

The remarkable story of Marcus Aurelius’ life and philosophical journey is brought to life by philosopher and psychotherapist Donald J. Robertson, in a sweeping historical epic of a graphic novel, based on a close study of the historical evidence, with the stunning full-color artwork of award-winning illustrator Zé Nuno Fraga.



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ISBN-13: 9781250270955
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/14/2022
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 241,652
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)

About the Author

Donald J. Robertson is a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist, trainer, and writer. He was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, and after living in England and working in London for many years, he emigrated to Canada where he now lives. Robertson has been researching Stoicism and applying it in his work for twenty years. He is one of the founding members of the non-profit organization Modern Stoicism.

Zé Nuno Fraga is an award-winning illustrator based in Portugal. He is the author and illustrator of Assemblywomen, a graphic novel based on the comedy of Aristophanes.

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