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  • How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

    The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

    "This book is a wonderful introduction to one of history's greatest figures: Marcus Aurelius. His life and this book are a clear guide for those facing adversity, seeking tranquility and pursuing excellence." —Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of The Obstacle is the Way and The Daily StoicThe life-changing principles of Stoicism taught through the story of its most famous proponent.Roman emperor ... Read more

    $14.29 AUD

  • The Maidens

    The instant Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Silent Patient

    We all keep secrets. Even from ourselves.'A thrilling, heart-in-throat ride' STEPHEN FRY'An absolute jaw-dropper' LUCY FOLEY'Elegant, sinister, stylish' CHRIS WHITAKER'Grips from start to finish' HARRIET TYCE* * * * *From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psyc... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Meditations

    A New Translation

    Translated by Gregory Hays ...
    Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations remains profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life.Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • On the Shortness of Life

    by Seneca ...
    series Penguin Great Ideas
    Timeless advice on the art of living well, from the celebrated Penguin Great Ideas seriesThe writings of the ancient Roman philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into stoicism, morality and the importance of reason, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and wisdom.Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Bhagavad-gita As It Is

    The largest-selling edition of the Gita in the Western world, Bhagavad-gita As It Is is more than a book. It is alive with knowledge and devotion; thus it has the power to change your life for the better.  Bhagavad-gita is knowledge of five basic truths and the relationship of each truth to the other: These five truths are Krishna, or God, the individual soul, the material world, action in this ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The History of Philosophy

    AUTHORITATIVE AND ACCESSIBLE, THIS LANDMARK WORK IS THE FIRST SINGLE-VOLUME HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY SHARED FOR DECADES'A cerebrally enjoyable survey, written with great clarity and touches of wit' Sunday TimesThe story of philosophy is an epic tale: an exploration of the ideas, views and teachings of some of the most creative minds known to humanity. But there has been no comprehensive history of ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Letters From A Stoic

    All Three Volumes

    by Seneca ...
    Like the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca’s Letters are a treasure of practical wisdom on how to live and enjoy life. The focus is on living a simple, stress-free life through the use of rationalism. The letters provide practical steps for people to deal with the human suffering that comes with life’s problems. Topics featured range from discussions on the shortness of life and anger to ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • Letters from a Stoic

    Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium

    by Seneca ...
    Translated by Robin Campbell ...
    'It is philosophy that has the duty of protecting us ... without it no one can lead a life free of fear or worry'For several years of his turbulent life, in which he was dogged by ill health, exile and danger, Seneca was the guiding hand of the Roman Empire. This selection of Seneca's letters shows him upholding the ideals of Stoicism - the wisdom of the self-possessed person immune to life's ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Meditations

    Translated by Martin Hammond ...
    'Their icy blasts are refreshing and restorative. They tell you the worst. And having heard the worst, you feel less bad' Blake MorrisonWritten in Greek by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of challenging spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Secret Teachings of All Ages


    Manly Palmer Hall wrote this book at age twenty-one and self-published it later in his mid twenties. The book is pure conceptual truth without bogging ourselves down with the details. Great read for anyone who likes Joseph Campbell and wishes to follow up on the Power of Myth and get into the right-hand occult. ... Read more

    $3.84 AUD

  • Meditations

    series Renowned Classics
    Marcus Aurelius wrote Meditations in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. These memos survive and continue to inspire others to this day. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length from one sentence to long paragraphs. He explicates the Stoic philosophy that the only way a man can be harmed by others is to allow his ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Practicing Stoic

    A Philosophical User's Manual

    “Farnsworth beautifully integrates his own observations with scores of quotations from Epictetus, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Montaigne and others. This isn’t just a book to read—it’s a book to return to, a book that will provide perspective and consolation at times of heartbreak or calamity.”—The Washington PostSee more clearly, live more wisely, and bear the burdens of this life with greater ease ... Read more

    $11.98 AUD

  • The Classic Plato Collection: 24 Socratic Dialogues (Illustrated Edition)

    by Plato ...
    In 427 B.C., the Ancient Greek city-state of Athens was flourishing. Approximately 80 years earlier, the Athenians had formed the first self-representative democracy in history, the Peloponnesian War against Sparta had only just started, and Socrates was only beginning to lay the foundation of what would become Western philosophy. That year Plato was born to a wealthy family: with an uncle who was ... Read more

    $2.98 AUD


    The ancient wisdom condensed into this small book. Hermetic teaching of Thoth, the Egyptian god of Wisdom.This is an authentic version of Dr. Doreal translation.There are many biased and manipulated versions circulating on the Internet.We take the trouble to offer this work in the best version for a serious reader. ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

    This classic book contains the personal musings and reflections of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. Written for himself with no intention of publishing his writing, Meditations of Marcus Aurelius documents the emperor’s attempts to attain a better understanding of himself and the world around him, detailing his struggle with his emotions, ideas of virtue, the gods, reason, and all things in ... Read more

    $14.62 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Courage Is Calling

    Fortune Favours the Brave

    by Ryan Holiday ...
    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'An urgent call to arms for each and all of us.' Matthew McConaughey'Ryan Holiday is a genius.' Chris Evans'A clear and inspiring guide for how to develop this highest of human virtues.' - Robert GreeneAn inspiring anthem to the power, promise, and challenges of courage, the first in a series examining the timeless Stoic virtues from #1 N... ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD

  • Discourses and Selected Writings

    by Epictetus ...
    Contains The Discourses/Fragments/Enchiridion'I must die. But must I die bawling?'Epictetus, a Greek Stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicopolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Complete Dialogues Of Plato (26 Dialogues): The Republic, Crito, Laws, Symposium, Gorgias, Phaedrus & More (Mobi Classics)

    This collection was designed for optimal navigation on eReaders and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and chronologically, making it easier to access individual books. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and ... Read more

    $8.13 AUD

  • The Complete Plato

    The Republic, The Apology, The Symposium and many more.

    by Plato ...
    series The Big Ideas
    Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher, a student of Socrates, a mathematician, and writer of philosophical dialogues - including the renowned "Republic".He was also the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. His thinking has inspired personal and political philosophy for generations, indeed we are lucky in that a great number of his works ... Read more

    $1.49 AUD

  • A New History of Western Philosophy

    by Anthony Kenny ...
    series New History of Western Philosophy
    This book is no less than a guide to the whole of Western philosophy -- the ideas that have undergirded our civilization for two-and-a-half thousand years. Anthony Kenny tells the story of philosophy from ancient Greece through the Middle Ages and the Enlightenment into the modern world. He introduces us to the great thinkers and their ideas, starting with Plato, Aristotle, and the other founders ... Read more

    $28.48 AUD

  • The Art Of Memory

    The ancient Greeks, to whom a trained memory was of vital importance - as it was to everyone before the invention of printing - created an elaborate memory system, based on a technique of impressing 'places' and 'images' on the mind. Inherited and recorded by the Romans, this art of memory passed into the European tradition, to be revived, in occult form, at the Renaissance, and particularly by ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Seneca's Letters from a Stoic

    Translated by Richard Mott Gummere ...
    series Dover Thrift Editions: Philosophy
    As chief advisor to the emperor Nero, Lucius Annaeus Seneca was most influential in ancient Rome as a power behind the throne. His lasting fame derives from his writings on Stoic ideology, in which philosophy is a practical form of self-improvement rather than a matter of argument or wordplay. Seneca's letters to a young friend advise action rather than reflection, addressing the issues that ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Republic

    by Plato ...
    The classic translation of the cornerstone work of western philosophyPlato's Republic is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential works in the history of philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an inquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation other questions are ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Sayings of Confucius (Illustrated Edition)

    by Confucius ...
    When asked to name the first influential philosopher who ever lived, many might initially think of Socrates, who mentored Plato all the way back around the end of the 5th century A.D. Indeed, the Ancient Greek philosophers are often among the most remembered and quoted philosophers even today, with Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates all being household names. However, nearly 100 years before Socrates ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD