2016年10月23日 星期日

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True or False? Hillary Clinton, a Native Chicagoan, Is a Cubs Fan

By JONATHAN MAHLER

A photograph posted on Twitter on Saturday night showed Mrs. Clinton, mouth agape in astonishment, as she watched the Cubs clinch a World Series berth. Some, though, question her loyalty to the team.

Polar Chicago

Stoic Chicagoans brave negative 38-degree wind chill for work and for leisure.


A Guide to the Good Life

The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy


 Last Stand in Abbottabad: New Details on Osama bin Laden's Hideout
By Nate Rawlings
With its porticoed white villas interspersed with small shops selling fruits and vegetables, it is certainly a pleasant place to live.




Israelis lined up for gas masks on Wednesday in Tel Aviv amid rising expectations of an American attack on Syria and threats of retaliation against Israel.
Amid Chaos, Israelis Take a Stoic View

By JODI RUDOREN

In conversations this week, many people said this summer had spawned an "I-told-you-so" sensibility among Israelis, who had been far more skeptical than Americans and Europeans about the Arab Spring.




 portico

  • 発音記号[pɔ'ːrtikòu]
[名](複 〜es, 〜s)ポルチコ, 前廊:柱で支えられた屋根つきの玄関[ポーチ].
 (pôr'tĭ-kō', pōr'-) pronunciation
n., pl., -coes, or -cos.
A porch or walkway with a roof supported by columns, often leading to the entrance of a building.

[Italian, from Latin porticus, from porta, gate.]
porticoed por'ti·coed' adj.



stoic


n.
  1. One who is seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain.
  2. Stoic A member of an originally Greek school of philosophy, founded by Zeno about 308 B.C., believing that God determined everything for the best and that virtue is sufficient for happiness. Its later Roman form advocated the calm acceptance of all occurrences as the unavoidable result of divine will or of the natural order.
adj. also sto·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
  1. Seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive: "stoic resignation in the face of hunger" (John F. Kennedy).
  2. Stoic Of or relating to the Stoics or their philosophy.
[Middle English Stoic, a Stoic, from Latin Stōicus, from Greek Stōikos, from stoā (poikilē), (Painted) Porch, where Zeno taught.]
stoically sto'i·cal·ly adv.
stoicalness sto'i·cal·ness n.

[形]
1 克己の, 禁欲の, 平然とした, 冷静な.
2 ((S-))ストア哲学者の.

stoic

Pronunciation: /ˈstəʊɪk/
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noun

  • 1 a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining.
  • 2 (Stoic) a member of the ancient philosophical school of Stoicism.

adjective

  • 1 another term for stoical.a look of stoic resignation
  • 2 (Stoic) of or belonging to the Stoics or their school of philosophy: the Stoic philosophers Seneca preached Stoic abstinence

Origin:

late Middle English: via Latin from Greek stōïkos, from stoa (with reference to Zeno's teaching in the Stoa Poikilē or Painted Porch, at Athens)


One of the greatest mysteries of human life is that we are a problem for ourselves. Stoicism was a historically deep tradition that claimed it had the resources to address the problems of human life.



C. Kavin Rowe looks at the basic principles of stoicism and its historical context.
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