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Meditations (Modern Library Classics)by Marcus Aurelius and Gregory Hays
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.
"[T]hese are the musings of a man, not a world leader. However, when he discusses the worthlessness of fame, it's important to remember this was the most famous man in the world talking. When he speaks of the importance of remaining humble, this is coming from someone who was hailed and praised by millions." Doug Brown, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)
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Gregory Hays is associate professor of classics at the University of Virginia. He maintains an annotated bibliography of Fulgentius the Mythmaker.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -180) and index.
About the Author
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121–180) succeeded his adoptive father as emperor of Rome in a.d. 161. A student of philosophy from his earliest youth, he was especially influenced by the first-century Stoic thinker Epictetus. His later reputation rests on his Meditations, written during his later years and never meant for formal publication.
Gregory Hays is assistant professor of classics at the University of Virginia. He is currently completing a translation and critical study of the mythographer Fulgentius.
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