Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Stoicism" by Dirk Baltzly

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Collections of primary texts

  • Long, A. A. and Sedley, D. N. 1987, The Hellenistic Philosophers 2 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [Vol. 2 contains an extensive bibliography of scholarly books and articles.] (Scholar)
  • Inwood, B. and Gerson, L 1997, Hellenistic Philosophy 2nd ed. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing 1997. [This volume is cheaper than Long and Sedley, but it lacks the valuable commentary that LS provide. On the other hand, Inwood and Gerson give you more texts on Pyrrhonism.] (Scholar)
  • von Arnim,H. Stoicorum Veterum Fragmenta (Leipzig, 1903–5; vol. 4 indexes, 1924)

Primary texts by specific authors

Introductions to Stoicism

  • Brennan, T., 2005, The Stoic Life, Oxford: Oxford University Press. [A clear and thought-provoking discussion.] (Scholar)
  • Cooper, J. M., 2012, Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy, Princeton: Princeton University Press. [See especially pp. 144–225, Chapter 4, “Stoicism as a Way of Life.”] (Scholar)
  • Inwood, B., 2003, The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Long, A. A., 2002, Epictetus: a Stoic and Socratic guide to life, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Long, A. A., 1986, Hellenistic Philosophy: Stoics, Epicureans, Skeptics, 2nd edition, London: Duckworth. (Scholar)
  • Nussbaum, M., 1994, The Therapy of Desire, Princeton: Princeton University Press. [Not really an introduction, but a splendid book accessible to a wide readership. Considers the important therapeutic element in Hellenistic philosophy.] (Scholar)
  • Rist, J. M., 1969, Stoic Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Includes a discussion of the Stoic views on suicide.] (Scholar)
  • Sambursky, S., 1959, The Physics of the Stoics, London: Routledge. [An interesting book insofar as it attempts to connect aspects of the Stoics physical theory to many contemporary scientific notions. It might be best to read it alongside the review by Wasserstein in Journal of Hellenic Studies, 83 (1963): 186–190, before you make up your mind.] (Scholar)
  • Sandbach, F. H., 1994, The Stoics, 2nd edition, London: Duckworth. (Scholar)
  • Sellars, J., 2006, Stoicism, Berkeley and Durham: University of California Press and Acumen, UK. (Scholar)
  • Sharples, R. W., 1996, Stoics, Epicureans and Skeptics, London: Routledge. [A thematic treatment of the competing Hellenistic schools.] (Scholar)

A few collections, monographs, and some individual articles referred to above

Historical context and subsequent influence of Stoicism

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