PLS professor writes new book on Roman Stoics

Author: Charles Leavitt


The Roman Stoics: Self, Responsibility, and Affection, by Gretchen Reydams-Schils from the University of Notre Dame, has been published by the University of Chicago Press.

The rigorous self-examination, reason and virtue practiced by the Roman Stoics allowed them to integrate philosophy into the practice of living. Reydams-Schils shows how they applied their distinct brand of social ethics to everyday relationships that guided their roles as friends, spouses and parents.

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1994, Reydams-Schils is an associate professor in the Program of Liberal Studies, specializing in ancient philosophy with a particular focus on Stoicism and Platonists. She also has writtenAn Anthology of Snakebitesand editedPlatos Timaeus as Cultural Icon.

Reydams-Schils also serves as director for Notre Dames Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.

--Story by Susan Guibert