Marcus Tullius Cicero: from On the Republic (Scipio’s Dream) – Cicero’s cosmological philosophy.

Seneca the Younger Epistles (Letters) – Essays on moral issues, infused with Stoic wisdom.

Discourses of Epictetus, Book 1: Chapters 1 and 2 – Discourses on practical Stoic wisdom for applied living and betterment. An excerpt.

Stoicism, quotations from Aurelius, Epictetus, Seneca – Assorted quotations, designed as a primer and introduction to Stoic thought.

Aeneid by Publius Vergilius Maro, a short reading -  Here is a short reading of the Aeneid by Publius Vergilius Maro, translated by Robert Fagles.

Meditations of Marcus Aurelius – A full recording of this keystone work on the nature of the good life, of enduring misfortune and of applying rational concepts to the universe. Translated by Gregory Hays.

Enchiridion of Epictetus – The essential primer on Stoicism, this short yet complete reading of the “Handbook” is a must for those seeking serenity.

Modern Philosophy

Julius Evola “Ride the Tiger” Chapters 1 and 2 – An excerpt from this powerful work on the decline of Western civilization by Julius Evola.

Trial by Fire by James Stockdale – A treatise on the true qualities of leadership.

In War, In Prison, In Antiquity by James Stockdale – An exploration of Stoicism as applied to surviving misfortune and duress, as well as the psychology of the prisoner.

Discourse on the Arts and Sciences by Jean-Jacques Rousseau – A discourse on the futility of a life centered on science and materialism and a exhortation on a life of virtue and character.


In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway – Insights on the barbarism, soullessness, superficiality and suffering of the modern age “our time” – Hemingway offers a brutally honest depiction of the seminal events and culture of the 20th century.

Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne – A story about the pretenses and culture of the late Puritan society in the United States.


What is the Deep Web? (Invisible Web), Information is Not Free – A short video introducing the concept of the deep web, an unlisted portion of the internet which accounts for the vast majority of it.

August Johann Roesel von Rosenhof, Historia naturalis Ranarum nostratium – Book talk with companion guide to a seminal work in herpetology and natural science.


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