…since everyone else is reading them!

Yesterday, when I said that my initial focus for research and reading matter would be online, I was thinking that books would not initially form a part of the reading list available.

However, today, I researched and found a couple of useful sites which enabled me to download both The Enchiridion by Epictetus and The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. The two most widely quoted Stoic authors I have come across so far in my limited reading.

I will still be reading on a screen which isn’t ideal as that is what I spend my work day doing. However, as a starting point it works well.

The Enchiridion ebook cover
The Meditations ebook cover


Source of the books was Project Gutenberg

To read the books I needed a suitable reader and opted for Calibre

Other sources of both the e-books and e-reader are available.

Note: Project Gutenberg asks that the following statement is published when any material they have created or manage is available. While this website is not making the material available it seems reasonable to share their statement regardless. “This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org”


There are things which are within our power, and there are things which are beyond our power. Within our power are opinion, aim, desire, aversion, and, in one word, whatever affairs are our own. Beyond our power are body, property, reputation, office, and, in one word, whatever are not properly our own affairs.