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Meditations (Penguin Classics)

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Consigned to notebooks by one of Rome's last great emperors, Meditations contains the blood and fire of Stoic philosophy. It has been a favorite for many ages and graced the bedside of kings and laity alike.
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Publisher Comments:

A new translation of the philosophical journey that has inspired luminaries from Matthew Arnold to Bill Clinton

Written by an intellectual Roman emperor, the Meditations offer a wide range of spiritual reflections developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and the universe. Marcus Aurelius covers topics as diverse as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods, and his own emotions, spanning from doubt and despair to conviction and exaltation.

* Includes an introduction, chronology, explanatory notes, general index, index of quotations, and index of names

Synopsis:

Notes on the Roman philosopher's life and the relations between Stoicism and Christianity preface a modern translation of the journal.

About the Author

'Marcus Aelius Aurelius Antoninus (121 &180) became joint emperor in 161 with adoptive brother Lucius Verus, and ruled alone from 169.

Diskin Clay is professor of classical studies at Duke University.

Martin Hammond is headmaster of the Tonbridge School and has translated Homer\'s Iliad for Penguin Classics.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140441406
Adapted:
Staniforth, Maxwell
Other:
Marcus
Author:
Hammond, Martin
Author:
Marcus
Author:
Marcus, Aurelius
Author:
Aurelius, Marcus
Author:
Staniforth, Maxwell
Adapted:
Staniforth, Maxwell
Author:
Staniforth, Maxwell
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Life
Subject:
Stoics
Subject:
Phalcscphy
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
General Philosophy
Copyright:
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 15
Publication Date:
19641030
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
Latin
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.75x5.07x.46 in. .32 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140441406 Reviews:
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Consigned to notebooks by one of Rome's last great emperors, Meditations contains the blood and fire of Stoic philosophy. It has been a favorite for many ages and graced the bedside of kings and laity alike.

"Synopsis" by , Notes on the Roman philosopher's life and the relations between Stoicism and Christianity preface a modern translation of the journal.
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