Introduction to MettaStoic
The most notable Stoics are Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, and Seneca. Marcus was a Roman Emperor, considered to be one of the "last 5 great emperors"; Epictetus was a slave (later freed); and Seneca was one of the most wealthy people alive during his time.
Though they died long ago, their words still influence people to live better lives today. You can see for yourself why people follow the advice of the Stoics by digging into the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, the Enchiridion of Epictetus, Seneca's On Anger, or the Fragments of Musonius Rufus (coming soon).
The Goal of MettaStoic
MettaStoic aims to provide a new way to read the Stoic texts, and to share them freely with everyone.
We may decide to add user accounts. User accounts will be for nothing other than to highlight text, add notes, and perhaps allow users to add comments under the texts (though, we may also decide to just create a small forum under a subdomain).
The site will be updated frequently, with new content, as well as general updates to the UI. If you have any suggestions, or would like to contribute, you can send an email to mettastoic (at) gmail (dot) com.
A Note on the Texts
All of the texts on MettaStoic come from public domain resources. However, public domain works are written in a style unfamiliar to the modern reader, so we have edited these copies in a way that doesn't destroy or change the text in a major way.
- The Meditations - Translated by George Long
- The Enchiridion - Translated by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
- The Lectures of Musonius Rufus - Translated by Cora E. Lutz