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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.
To provide a full understanding of Aurelius's seminal work, this edition includes explanatory notes, a general index, an index of quotations, an index of names, and an introduction by Diskin Clay putting the work in its biographical, historical, and literary context, a chronology of Marcus Aurelius's life and career.
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"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius are a beautiful compositions of the thoughts and meditations of Marcus Aurelius the wise, the last of the five great emperors of the Roman Empire. Composed in Greek while on a military campaign, Meditations is a reflection of stoic philosophy paired with the Roman Emperor's quest to understand himself and his place in the universe.
This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This ebook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.
The "Meditations," which he wrote in Greek, are among the most noteworthy expressions of this system, and exhibit it favorably on its practical side. The work is a series of twelve books that he intended for his own guidance and self-improvement, which picture with faithfulness the mind and character of this noblest of the Emperors. Simple in style and sincere in tone, they record for all time the height reached by pagan aspiration in its effort to solve the problem of conduct.
This classic book contains the personal musings and reflections of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius.
Written for himself with no intention of publishing his writing, Meditations of Marcus Aurelius documents the emperor's attempts to attain a better understanding of himself and the world around him, detailing his struggle with his emotions, ideas of virtue, the gods, reason, and all things in between. Despite being for his own benefit, his work was to become one of the most important works of philosophy, inspiring intellectuals, statesmen, and teachers for thousands of years. Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. The last of the Five Good Emperors, he is hailed as one of the greatest Stoic philosophers.
Each book has a special summary at the end. Which briefly describes what the book was about. At the end of each book there is also a unique analysis that clearly explains the most important issues so that you can easily reach for it without having to read the entire book.
Unabridged private reflections of the Emperor of Rome, on how one is to exist in a world of chaos.
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and in the most accepted translation by George Long, is a book that belongs on everyone’s shelf.
Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in Koine Greek as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. It is possible that large portions of the work were written at Sirmium, where he spent much time planning military campaigns from 170 to 180. Some of it was written while he was positioned at Aquincum on campaign in Pannonia, because internal notes tell us that the first book was written when he was campaigning against the Quadi on the river Granova (modern-day Hron) and the second book was written at Carnuntum.
It is unlikely that Marcus Aurelius ever intended the writings to be published and the work has no official title, so "Meditations" is one of several titles commonly assigned to the collection. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length from one sentence to long paragraphs.
Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. He recorded his private notes and contemplations as well as the ideas on Stoic philosophy. It is unlikely that Marcus Aurelius ever intended the writings to be published. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length from one sentence to long paragraphs. Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in Koine Greek as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement.
A list of famous people who have embraced or admired the philosophy starts from presidents and ends with professional athletes and musicians. The 42nd president of the United States Bill Clinton described Meditations as one of the most influential texts of his life after the Bible. Tim Ferriss — The author, podcast host and angel investor, has been one of the best known and strongest proponents of Stoicism.
The present text is translated by George Long. An English classical scholar, one of the founders (1830), and for twenty years an officer, of the Royal Geographical Society. An active member of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, for which he edited the quarterly Journal of Education (1831–1835) as well as many of its text-books. The editor of the Penny Cyclopaedia and of Knight's Political Dictionary. Also, a member of the Society for Central Education instituted in London in 1837.
This book is re-edited and enhanced with hand-drawn illustrations by R. Bigfield to make the experience of reading these ancient texts more enjoyable and pleasant for a contemporary reader.
The late antique world possessed no voice like that of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE). His private meditations on what constitutes a good life have withstood the centuries and reach us today with the same penetrating clarity and shining light as the words of Shakespeare, Emerson, or Thoreau.
In this remarkable new translation, bestselling religious philosopher Jacob Needleman and classics scholar John P. Piazza have retained the depth of Marcus's perspective on life. They have carefully selected and faithfully rendered those passages that clarify Marcus's role as someone who stood within the great religious and ethical traditions that extend throughout every culture in human history. The voice that emerges from their translation is a universal one, equally recognizable to students of Christ, Buddha, the Vedas, the Talmud, and to anyone who sincerely searches for a way of meaning in contemporary life.
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from AD 161 to 180, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy.
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