Rome Stoic School on Seneca's Letters

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Price: $150.00 /per person
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[The handbook for this edition of the Rome Stoic School can be donwloaded here: https://tinyurl.com/y9qv2u5c; also, a short list of practical exercises to be discussed at the School can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/yc8l4hgd]

[note: 1/3 discount on enrollment fee if you are a woman or minority, to be applied as partial reimbursement of full fee, after the School has taken place]

What

Spend three days in Rome studying ancient and modern Stoicism! Join Massimo and a small group of proficientes (students of Stoicism) to dig into Seneca's Letters to Lucilius, learn about practical Stoicism and how to apply it to your life. While there, walk through the Roman Fori or visit the National Roman Museum, and of course enjoy traditional Roman cuisine and local wines (don't worry, we won't accuse you of being an Epicurean...)!

When & Where

Thursday 1/10 (8pm) to Sunday 1/13 (6pm)

Sala Tirreno of Hotel Mediterraneo, Via Cavour 15
(Near Termini train station, Cavour subway stop on the B line)

Logistics

Registration (at this site, required to reserve your spot): $150, covers only expenses for the meeting room. Refundable until 30 days before event.

The two hotels below are just convenient suggestions, it is possible to find cheaper accommodations in Rome, just make sure you can make it to the meeting place, the Hotel Mediterraneo at Via Cavour 15.

Hotel Mediterraneo (http://www.romehotelmediterraneo.it/) or Hotel Atlantico (http://www.romehotelatlantico.it/)

Single €95.00 – Double €115.00
Including buffet breakfast, wifi and standard taxes

Room cancellation up to 48hr before
Discount code: Summer Stoic School (for phone or email reservations only)

Textbooks

Letters on Ethics, by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, University of Chicago Press. (http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/L/bo20612233.html)

How to Be a Stoic, by Massimo Pigliucci, Basic Books. (https://www.basicbooks.com/titles/massimo-pigliucci/how-to-be-a-stoic/9780465097951/)

Program

Thursday, January 10

Arrival at the hotels in the afternoon, early dinner on your own

First session (8-10pm): Introduction to Stoicism. What is it? How did it come about? What is it good for? (Chapter 2 and Appendix of How to Be a Stoic, henceforth HTBAS)

Friday, January 11

Morning (9am-1pm, coffee, tea & snacks provided): Seneca’s Letters to Lucilius

Lunch in small groups, local eateries

Afternoon (3-7pm, coffee, tea & snacks provided): practical Stoic exercises from Seneca, then more Letters to Lucilius

Group dinner at a Roman traditional restaurant (optional, cost of dinner not included in School's fee)

Saturday, January 12

Morning (9am-1pm, coffee, tea & snacks provided): Seneca’s Letters to Lucilius

Lunch in small groups, local eateries

Afternoon (3-7pm, coffee, tea & snacks provided): practical Stoic exercises from Seneca, then more Letters to Lucilius

Dinner in small groups, local eateries

Sunday, January 13

Morning (9am-12pm): general discussion about Stoicism as a philosophy of life; advice on how to keep your training going; overview of the next Rome Stoic School

Lunch in small groups, local eateries

Afternoon (2-6pm): visit to an ancient Roman site (optional, cost not included in School's fee)