In this episode, I briefly discuss what Marcus Aurelius said about masculinity, and how it might differ from what some modern self-improvement influencers say, despite their claims to be influenced by Stoicism.
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The resurgence of Stoicism and the manosphere
Stoic philosophy versus being “stoic”
Marcus Aurelius’ enemies accused him of being unmanly
Marcus’ mother and father’s influence
The influence of Emperor Antoninus Pius
What Marcus says about manliness and anger
Marcus sums up manliness in one of his favourite slogans: “Upright, not set upright.”