Cheri Reviews How to Think Like a Roman Emperor by Donald J. Robertson

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius by Donald J. Robertson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


What a great book. I got so much from it and will definitely be reading it again. I listened to the audible version but will also be buying a paper copy for the shelf so I can better study it.

I’ve mostly read Ryan Holiday since stumbling upon his Daily Stoic YouTube channel is what got me into the idea of studying Stoicism. There’s a big difference between Robertson and Holiday though. Holiday seems to me to be more of a collector of quotes and stories and a sharer of those things along with a bit of deeper thought to go along. But I got so much more from How to Think Like a Roman Emperor.

If you’re interested in Stoic philosophy or, like me, learning how to manage anxiety and stress, this book might be something to look into.

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