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Hipster musings from a philosopher

Hipster musings from a philosopher

You know that one person you follow on social media who is always posting deep stuff? Well, in an alternate universe where history and modern times merge as one, Greek philosopher Epicurus has an Instagram. And he is one cool, artsy hipster. From random life updates to self-indulgent ramblings, intellectual musings to angry rants, Epicurus lays it all out on social media.

The Impact of Stoicism on Roman Culture

The Impact of Stoicism on Roman Culture

What would you do if you were captured as a prisoner of war? As your aircraft is severely damaged, you have no choice but to jump. You parachute down, looking down mid-air, only to see your enemies awaiting you on the ground. What would be going through your mind as you descend towards them? The late admiral James B. Stockdale went through it all.