UPDATE (1.14.12): I made a few corrections to the draft today.
...with references to the Stoics. In addition to the "defense of patience," the paper offers a way of thinking about Stoic fortitude and detachment (and the related ideal of tranquility), and how to respond to the usual objections against those ideals, from the perspective of the value of patience. (The responses I consider are brief and not original, but it is the filtering of them through patience that I am suggesting--and I might be wrong--can help us see those responses in a new light.)
There are a couple different things going on in the paper, and my hope at this point is that it hangs together well enough for a talk. Comments appreciated.