The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antonius by Marcus Aurelius

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Includes index.

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Statementtranslated by the late A.S.L. Farquharson and a selection from the Letters of Marcus and Fronto translated by R.B. Rutherford ; with introduction and notes by R.B. Rutherford.
ContributionsFarquharson, A. S. L. 1871-1942., Rutherford, R. B.
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Paginationxxv,195p. ;
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22563213M
ISBN 100198147619

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Marcus Aurelius (/ ɔː ˈ r iː l i ə s / or / ɔː ˈ r iː l j ə s /; Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; 26 April – 17 March ) was a Roman emperor from to and a Stoic philosopher.

He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors (a term coined some 13 centuries later by Niccolò Machiavelli), and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace Co-emperor: Lucius Verus (–), Commodus.

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Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, Title: Meditations Language: English: LoC Class: B: Philosophy, Psychology. AD THE MEDITATIONS OF MARCUS AURELIUS ANTONINUS by Marcus Aurelius Antonius translated by George Long BOOK ONE FROM my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and.

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Translated by George Long: Table of Contents Book One: From my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and the government of. Meditations Summary.

The Meditations is basically Marcus's personal journal. It's a record of thoughts that is carefully composed, but it was never intended for a wider audience.

Originally, it wasn't organized into the books, chapters, and sections we see today when we open any edition of the work. Meditations (Medieval Greek: Τὰ εἰς ἑαυτόν, romanized: Ta eis heauton, literally "things to one's self") is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from to AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy/5(79).

Statue of Marcus Aurelius on horseback. If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.~ Marcus Aurelius. Marcus Aurelius ( – AD) was Roman Emperor from to and is considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers.

Renan's "Marc-Aurèle"—in his "History of the Origins of Christianity," which appeared in —is the most vital and original book to be had relating to the time of Marcus Aurelius. Pater's "Marius the Epicurean" forms another outside commentary, which is of service in the imaginative attempt to create again the period.

Publisher description: This book is a clear and concise introduction to the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. His one major surviving work, often titled ‘meditations’ but literally translated simply as ‘to himself’, is a series of short, sometimes enigmatic reflections divided seemingly arbitrarily into twelve books and apparently written only to be read by him.

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Ascending to the imperial throne in A.D.Aurelius found his reign beset by natural disasters and war. The Meditations consist of 12 books written by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

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