About the author
By profession, I am a doctoral psychologist and psychoanalyst, now on sabbatical leave with family in Maine, USA. Truth be told, all therapy is a recapitulation, in one form or another, through the prism of one’s own lived experience. In my own case, I have a natural inclination towards archeology, delving into the buried layers of the past, whether it be in the realms of psychology or history. It comes as no surprise then, that I have had a lifelong interest in reconstructing the private life narratives of philosophers of the Greek ‘Golden Age”, many of whom led surprisingly adventurous lives. As soldiers, world travelers, or personal advisors to kings such as Alexander the Great, such extraordinary life experiences shaped their thinking as well as their legacy for readers of the 21st century.
About The Book
Instead of dry, abstract teaching, I sensed a vibrant, kindred spirit across the ages, and absorbed all that I could find about this elusive personality. I then put him aside for many years while I tended to my family, career, and friends, though the steadfast influence of his ideas persisted.