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In this discussion, Caleb speaks with Leonidas Konstantakos. Leonidas is a veteran, professor of international relations and co-author of Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In.

We cover Socrates, Stoicism in ancient Sparta, and how the ancients viewed justice differently. We also lightly spar over whether someone can or should call themselves Stoic today.

Leo has a unique cut on many of these issues and a clear love for the Stoic tradition, check it out.

Being Better

(02:03) Introduction

(02:48) Seeing Socrates in a New Light

(05:26) Rediscovering Stoicism

(10:01) Stoicism in Sparta

(16:18) Justice in the Ancient World

(25:11) Can You Be Stoic Today?

(41:53) Opposing Heroes

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Thanks to Michael Levy for graciously letting us use his music in the conversations.