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Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made the Meditations required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. For anyone who struggles to reconcile the demands of leadership with a concern for personal integrity and spiritual well-being, the Meditations remains as relevant now as it was two thousand years ago.

In Gregory Hays’s new translation—the first in thirty-five years—Marcus’s thoughts speak with a new immediacy. In fresh and unencumbered English, Hays vividly conveys the spareness and compression of the original Greek text. Never before have Marcus’s insights been so directly and powerfully presented.

With an Introduction that outlines Marcus’s life and career, the essentials of Stoic doctrine, the style and construction of the Meditations, and the work’s ongoing influence, this edition makes it possible to fully rediscover the thoughts of one of the most enlightened and intelligent leaders of any era.

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The Meditations of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius are a readable exposition of the system of metaphysics known as stoicism. Stoics maintained that by putting aside great passions, unjust thoughts and indulgence, man could acquire virtue and live at one with nature.

Synopsis:

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the worlds literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was born to an upper-class Roman family in A.D. 121 and was later adopted by the future emperor Antoninus Pius, whom he succeeded in 161. His reign was marked by a successful campaign against Parthia, but was overshadowed in later years by plague, an abortive revolt in the eastern provinces, and the deaths of friends and family, including his co-emperor Lucius Verus. 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. He died in 180, while campaigning against the barbarian tribes on Rome’s northern frontier.

Gregory Hays is assistant professor of classics at the University of Virginia. He has publ

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781588361738
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Religious
Translator:
Hays, Gregory
Translated by:
Gregory Hays
Author:
Aurelius, Emperor Of Rome Marcus
Author:
Marcus Aurelius A New Translation by Gregory Hays
Author:
Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome
Author:
Hays, Gregory
Author:
Aurelius, Marcus
Author:
Gregory Hays
Author:
Marcus
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Life
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy-Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy-Religious
Subject:
Philosophy-History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Philosophy : History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Philosophy : Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : Religious
Subject:
Business & Economics : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Stoics
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Classics-Latin
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020514
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
191

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"Synopsis" by , The Meditations of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius are a readable exposition of the system of metaphysics known as stoicism. Stoics maintained that by putting aside great passions, unjust thoughts and indulgence, man could acquire virtue and live at one with nature.
"Synopsis" by , This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the worlds literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!
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