Rare Book Collection

The College maintains a collection of rare books in the public domain related to Stoicism (formerly “The Stacks”). Tips for searching can be found at the bottom of this page.

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TITLEAUTHOR / TRANSLATORYEARPAGESLANGUAGESUMMARY
Cleanthis Hymnvm in IovmStvrz, Fridericvs Gvilielmvs1735?26Latin
Gymnasio AugustanoMezger, Gerogius Casparus182920French
Stadtische GymnasiumSander, Max188028German
Between Heathenism and ChristianitySuper, Charles W. 1899232EnglishList of the Principal Work Used or Consulted on Seneca, Senecas Character and Environment, List of Senecas Extant Works, Selections of Writings, Concerning Providence, Notes, Plutarch and the Greece of his age, List of the Principal works of Plutarch, Concerning the Delay of the Deity of Punishing the Wicked, etc.
Die Ethik Des Stoikers EpictetBonhoffer, Adolf1894296German
Die Philosophie Der Mittleren StoaSchmekel, A.1892504German
Discourses of EpictetusLong, George1904568EnglishDiscourses of Epictetus with a critical and biographical introduction by John Lancaster Spalding, Illustrated, etc.
Geschichte Dee Allen PhilosophieZellar, Eduard1876504German
Epicteti Enchiridion made English in a Poetical ParaphraseWalker, Ellis1692117EnglishPoetical paraphrase in English of Epictetus' Enchiridion, etc.
Epictetus and The New TestamentSharp, Douglas S. 1914180EnglishPhrases Similar or Identical, Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs and Prepositions, Conjunctions and Particles, Sundries, Resemblances between Epictetus and The New Testament, Differences, How to account for the Resemblances, etc.
Epictetus Volume 2Oldfather, W.A.1928584EnglishThe Discourses as Reported by Adrian, The Manual, and Fragments, etc.
Epictetus Volume 1Oldfather, W.A. 1928491EnglishThe Discourses as Reported by Adrian, The Manual, and Fragments, etc.
Essays in Jurisprudence and EthicsPollock, Frederick1882408EnglishThe Nature of Jurisprudence, Laws of Nature and Man, Defects of our Commercial Law, Law of Partnership in England, Employers Liability, Theory of Persecution, Oath of Allegiance, History of English Law, Science of Case Law, Casuistry of Common Sense, Ethics and Morals, Marcus and the Stoic Philosophy, etc.
From Epicurus to ChristHyde, William De Witt1904310EnglishThe Epicurean Pursuit of Pleasure, Stoic Self-Control by Law, The Platonic Subordination of Lower to Higher, The Aristotelian Sense of Proportion, The Christian Spirit of Love, etc.
Greek and Roman Stoicism and Some of its' DisciplesDavis, Chas. H. Stanley1903286EnglishThe Greek Religion, Greek Philosophy, Founders of Stoicism, Doctrines of Stoicism, Roman Stoicism, Roman Jurisprudence, Relation to Christianity, etc.
The Hymn of Cleanthes Blakeney, E.H. 192124EnglishNote on Cleanthes and the Stoics, The Hymn of Cleanthes, Greek Text of the Hymn, Commentary, etc.
Famous Hymns to the Universal Divinity Guthrie, Kenneth Sylvan191036EnglishCleanthes' Hymn to Jove, Derzhavin's Ode to God, Wordsworth's Ode to Duty, Hymns of the Higher Pantheism, etc.
The Lamp of EpictetusJacomb, Edward1918345EnglishBeing Arrian's Lectures of Epictetus to Young Men Paraphrased into Modern English, etc.
Renaissance Du StoicismeZanta, Leontine1914394French
Marcus Aurelius and the Later StoicsBussell, F.W.1910328EnglishRoman Emperor, Stoic Philosopher, Development of Philosophy, Epictetus, the Wise Man in the Two Commonwealths, the Ultimate Problems, the Creed of Marcus, Teaching of the Emperor, Man and the World, Absolute Subjectivity, Happiness, etc.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to HimselfRendall, Gerald H. 1898360EnglishAn English translation with introductory study on Stoicism and the last of the Stoics, etc.
Marcus AureliusSedgwick, Henry Dwight1920330EnglishA biography told as much as may be by letters, together with some account of the Stoic religion and an exposition of the Roman government's attempt to suppress Christianity during Marcus' reign, etc.
Metaphor and Comparison in the Epistule Ad Lucilum of L. Annaeus SenecaSmith, Charles Sidney1910200EnglishSoul, Mind, Emotions, the Body and it's Conditions, Shelter and Clothing, Family and Daily Life, Religion and Mythology, Farming, Hunting, Fishing, Horsemanship, Arts and Trades, Commerce and Travel, Warfare, Law and Politics, Animal Kingdom, Vegetable Kingdom, Minerals, The Elements, Land and Sea, etc.
L. Annaues Seneca Minor Dialogues Together with the Dialogue on ClemencyStewart, Aubrey1889464EnglishOf Providence, On the Firmness of the Wise Man, Of Anger, Of Consolation to Marcia, Of a Happy Life, Of Leisure, Of Piece of Mind, Of the Shortness of Life, Of Consolation to Helva, Of Consolation to Polybus, Of Clemency, etc.
Miscellanies in Prose and VerseTaylor, Thomas180574EnglishTriumph of the wise man, creed of the platonic philosopher, a panegyric on Sydenham, etc.
Das Berlionlichteitsideal in der Stoa im Lichte der paulinilchen GrlofungslehreJuhnte, Johannes1934104German
The Mutual Influence of Christianity and the Stoic SchoolBryant, James Henry1866116EnglishStoic school of philosophy, Stoicism in comparison with Christianity, influence of Christianity on Stoicism, influence of Stoicism on the Christian Church, etc.
Collection des Auteurs LatinsNisard, De M.1840904FrenchIt is a collection of the works of four Latin authors presented in chronological order. Sallust with the “Conjuration of Catalina”, the” War of Jugurtha”, and other fragments and a letter to Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar with « The Gallic Wars”, “The Civilian War”, The “War of Alexandria” the “War in Africa” and the “Spanish War”.
Physical Science in the Time of NeroClarke, John A. 1910432EnglishMeteors, halo, rainbow, mock sun, the nature fo air, thunder and lightening, forms of water, snow, hail, rain, winds, earthquakes, comets,
Roman StoicismArnold, E. Vernon1911490EnglishThe world regions, Heraclitus and Socrates, the academy and the porch, preaching of Stoicism, Stoic sect in Rome, reason and speech, physics, universe, supreme problems, religion, kingdom of the soul, law for humanity, daily duties, sin and weakness, Stoicism in Roman history, etc.
Seekers After GodFarrar, F.W.1890376EnglishFamily and early years of Seneca, education of Seneca, state of Roman society, condition of Rome under Tiberius and Ciaus, Seneca in exile, Senecas Philosophy, recall from exile, Agrippina (mother of Nero), Nero and his tutor, death of Seneca, Life of Epictetus, life and thoughts of Marcus, etc.
SenecaHolland, Francis1920228EnglishMarcus and Seneca, early years, Caligula, exile in Corsica, return from Exile, Seneca in power, tragedy of Baiae, decline of Senecas influence, retirement, letter to Lucilius, conspiracy of Piso, death, philosophy, etc.
Seneca's MoralsL'Estrange, Roger1803630EnglishSenecas writings, life and death, etc.
Seneque Et La Mort D'AgrippineDacbert, H.1884254French
Seneque Et St PaulAubertin, Charles1872466FrenchCorrespondence between St Paul and Seneca
Stoic and Epicurean Hicks, R.D. 1910438EnglishThe earlier Stoics and pantheism, Stoic psychology and epistemology, moral idealism, teaching of the later Stoics, Epicurus and hedonism, the atomic theory, Epicurean theology, skepticism, eclecticism, etc.
Stoic and Christian in the Second CenturyAlston, Leonard1906170EnglishThe Environment, Difficulties of the problem, General Considerations, Argument from Design, Optimism and Pessimism, Man as a Natural, Rational, and Social being, Intellectual Virtues, Higher and Lower in Man, Determinism and Free Will, Religion and Ethics, etc.
Chief Ancient Philosophies: StoicismCapes, W.W.1880266EnglishSocrates, Cynics, rise of Stoicism, essential principles, Stoicism at Rome, critics, Seneca, Seneca and St Paul, relation of Stoicism to Christianity, Epictetus, Marcus, the Stoic Creed, etc.
StoicismStock, St. George128EnglishPhilosophy among the Greeks and Romans, Division of philosophy, logic, ethics, physics, etc.
Stoicorvm Vetervm Fragmenta - Volume 1Ab Arnim, Ioannes1964196LatinCollection of fragments and testimonials of the earlier Stoics.
Stoicorvm Vetervm Fragmenta - Volume 2Ab Arnim, Ioannes1964364LatinCollection of fragments and testimonials of the earlier Stoics.
Stoicorvm Vetervm Fragmenta - Volume 3Ab Arnim, Ioannes1964284LatinCollection of fragments and testimonials of the earlier Stoics.
Stoicorvm Vetervm Fragmenta - Volume 4Ab Arnim, Ioannes1964236LatinCollection of fragments and testimonials of the earlier Stoics.
Stoics and SaintsBrown, James Baldwin1893312EnglishLectures on the later heathan moralists, and on some aspects of the life of the medieval church. Lectures include topics such as: Epictetus, Marcus, St Francis of Assisi, etc.
The Stoics, Epicureans and ScepticsZeller, E.1892608EnglishState of culture in Greece, The Stoics, The Epicureans, The Sceptics, Pyrrho and the older academy, etc.
Stoics and SepticsBevan, Edwin1913160EnglishFour lectures delivered in Oxford during Hilary term 1913 for the Common University Fund. Lectures include detailed analysis of Zeno, The Stoa, Posidonius, Sceptics, etc.
The Fragments of Zeno and CleanthesPearson, A.C.1891368EnglishSummary of Zeno's Life, Stoicism as established by Zeno, Zeno's relation to previous philosophers, Cynics, Heraclitus, Zeno's writings and style, Summary of Cleanthes' life, Fragments of Zeno and Cleanthes, etc.
The Stoic CreedDavidson, William L.1907312EnglishA contribution towards the exposition and just appreciation of Stoicism including chapters on: Socrates, Stoic Masters, Philosophy, Logic, Physics, Epicurean contrast, Ethics, Theology, Present Day Value, etc.
The Stoic PhilosophyMurray, Gilbert191572EnglishAn overview of Stoicism lecture delivered at South Place Institute on March 16, 1915 by Professor Gilbert Murray.
The Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Long, George1908328EnglishHistory of Marcus Aurelius' life, a history of Stoicism, Marcus' Meditations, Essay on Friendship by Cicero with a focus on virtue
Exudes sur SenequeFaider, Paul1921340FrenchStudies of Seneca
Vie De SenequeWalz, Rene1909488FrenchThe life of Seneca

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