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In Hays's new translation of this series of philosophical investigations, Aurelius becomes wholly accessible to the modern reader for the first time.

About the Author

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. Marcuss 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 Hayss new translation—the first in thirty-five years—Marcuss 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 Marcuss insights been so directly and powerfully presented.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679642602
Translator:
Hays, Gregory
Author:
Hays, Gregory
Author:
Marcus, Aurelius
Author:
Aurelius, Marcus
Author:
Marcus
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Life
Subject:
Stoics
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Ancient
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Subject:
philosophy;classics;stoicism;non-fiction;rome;ethics;history;marcus aurelius;ancient rome;classic;essays;classical;literature;stoic;ancient;ancient philosophy;2nd century;religion;roman empire;latin;biography;stoics;marcus;classical literature;classical s
Subject:
philosophy;classics;stoicism;non-fiction;rome;ethics;history;marcus aurelius;ancient rome;classic;essays;classical;literature;stoic;ancient;ancient philosophy;2nd century;religion;roman empire;latin;biography;stoics;marcus;classical literature;classical s
Edition Number:
Modern Library ed.
Edition Description:
Modern Library Hardcover
Series:
Modern Library
Series Volume:
1625-C
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.34x5.32x.68 in. .71 lbs.

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