The Complete Lecture Series On “Stoic Paradoxes” And “On Moral Ends”

In 2015 and 2018, I made a series of podcasts discussing Cicero’s Stoic Paradoxes and On Moral Ends.  In response to continuing interest and questions, I thought it would be useful to provide all the links to these lectures in one place.  Having all of them consolidated can be a real convenience, and I want to do everything I can to assist students and general readers.  The most benefit can be gained from these podcasts if listeners also have the texts of my translations of these works.


The Stoic Paradoxes Lectures:

Lecture 1:  The Life Of Cicero

Lecture 2:  Cicero’s Thought

Lecture 3:  The Fundamentals Of Stoic Doctrine

Lecture 4:  Discussion Of Paradoxes 1 And 2

Lecture 5:  Misdeeds Are Equal, And Good Deeds Are Equal

Lecture 6:  Wise Men, Fools, Free Men, And Slaves

Lecture 7:  Only The Wise Man Is Wealthy

Lecture 8:  The Dream Of Scipio


The On Moral Ends Lectures:

Part One

Part Two

Part Three


The actual translations can be found here: