Meditations

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 ...

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9781588361738

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations remains profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life. 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.

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

Guides you through key passages from Aurelius's Meditations, comprised of the emperor's collected personal journal entries, to uncover the startlingly modern relevance his words have today

Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594732361

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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As seen through the writings of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, the Stoic approach to life is surprisingly rich, nuanced, clear-eyed and friendly. Offers startlingly modern psychological and spiritual insight from the emperor s personal journal entries."

Meditations

The "Meditations" of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius are a readable exposition of the system of metaphysics known as stoicism.

Author: Aurelius Marcus

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264863

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 838

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.

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781103044108

Category: History

Page: 236

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

This edition includes a selection of the correspondence between Marcus Aurelius and his former tutor, the rhetorician Marcus Cornelius Fronto.

Author: Aurelius Marcus

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839077

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

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Written in Greek without any intention of publication, a book by the 2nd century Roman emperor offers spiritual reflections and exercises developed by the author, as a leader who struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe, covering such topics as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods, and Aurelius's own emotions. This edition includes a selection of the correspondence between Marcus Aurelius and his former tutor, the rhetorician Marcus Cornelius Fronto.

Meditations

While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, ...

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014191081X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 993

'Their icy blasts are refreshing and restorative. They tell you the worst. And having heard the worst, you feel less bad' Blake Morrison Written in Greek by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of challenging spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries. Translated with notes by MARTIN HAMMOND with an Introduction by DISKIN CLAY

Meditations

His Meditations are among the noblest expressions of the principles of Stoic philosophy, which stressed the virtues of reason, thoughtful deliberation, and moderation as guides to right conduct in an uncertain world.

Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780879757021

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 122

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This reflective and solitary work was written by one of the best of the "good" Roman emperors, Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180), during the course of his military campaigns against barbarian hordes who were threatening the borders of his empire. His Meditations are among the noblest expressions of the principles of Stoic philosophy, which stressed the virtues of reason, thoughtful deliberation, and moderation as guides to right conduct in an uncertain world.


Meditations Collins Classics

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Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008425035

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 280

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.

Meditations

Christopher Gill provides a new translation and commentary on the first half of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, and a full introduction to this unique and remarkable work: a reflective diary or notebook by a Roman emperor, whose content is ...

Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199694834

Category: History

Page: 221

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Christopher Gill provides a new translation and commentary on the first half of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, and a full introduction to the Meditations as a whole. The Meditations constitute a unique and remarkable work, a reflective diary or notebook by a Roman emperor, that is based on Stoic philosophy but presented in a highly distinctive way. This new edition will help students and scholars of ancient philosophy make sense of a workwhose intellectual content and status have often been found puzzling. The translation is designed to be accessible to modern readers and all Greek and Latin are translated in the introduction and commentary.


The Emperor s Handbook

A new translation offers readers a practical handbook to life and leadership, filled with classical stoic wisdom and advice.

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743233832

Category: History

Page: 148

View: 917

A new translation offers readers a practical handbook to life and leadership, filled with classical stoic wisdom and advice.

The Inner Citadel

And as one of the three most important expressions of Stoicism, this is an essential text for everyone interested in ancient religion and philosophy. Yet the clarity and ease of the work's style are deceptive.

Author: Pierre Hadot

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674461710

Category: Philosophy

Page: 351

View: 908

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius are treasured today--as they have been over the centuries--as an inexhaustible source of wisdom. And as one of the three most important expressions of Stoicism, this is an essential text for everyone interested in ancient religion and philosophy. Yet the clarity and ease of the work's style are deceptive. Pierre Hadot, eminent historian of ancient thought, uncovers new levels of meaning and expands our understanding of its underlying philosophy. Written by the Roman emperor for his own private guidance and self-admonition, the Meditations set forth principles for living a good and just life. Hadot probes Marcus Aurelius's guidelines and convictions and discerns the hitherto unperceived conceptual system that grounds them. Abundantly quoting the Meditations to illustrate his analysis, the author allows Marcus Aurelius to speak directly to the reader. And Hadot unfolds for us the philosophical context of the Meditations, commenting on the philosophers Marcus Aurelius read and giving special attention to the teachings of Epictetus, whose disciple he was. The soul, the guiding principle within us, is in Marcus Aurelius's Stoic philosophy an inviolable stronghold of freedom, the "inner citadel." This spirited and engaging study of his thought offers a fresh picture of the fascinating philosopher-emperor, a fuller understanding of the tradition and doctrines of Stoicism, and rich insight on the culture of the Roman empire in the second century. Pierre Hadot has been working on Marcus Aurelius for more than twenty years; in this book he distills his analysis and conclusions with extraordinary lucidity for the general reader.

The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius

The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, commonly known as Meditations, are the writings of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. They are considered a classic of Stoic philosophy.

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1647980291

Category: Philosophy

Page: 110

View: 359

The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, commonly known as Meditations, are the writings of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. They are considered a classic of Stoic philosophy.


The Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780915145799

Category: Philosophy

Page: 143

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Contents include a translator's introduction, selected bibliography, note on the text, glossary of technical terms, biographical index, and The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius -- books 1-12.

The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

It is considered to be one of the greatest extant works of stoic philosophy. Each translation of The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius takes some liberties. Words are added and some removed in order to better reach meaning and understanding.

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Classics Press LLC

ISBN: 1938412028

Category: History

Page: 114

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Marcus Aurelius was the Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180 CE, and is considered the last of the Five Good Emperors. He was a Stoic Philosopher and his work The Meditations (literally things to one’s self) is a set of private notes and thoughts. It is considered to be one of the greatest extant works of stoic philosophy. Each translation of The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius takes some liberties. Words are added and some removed in order to better reach meaning and understanding. This latest translation and new modern edition is meant to restore some of these missing elements, and provide a clear and accurate presentation of this great classic in English.

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

. ."The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius is as vital today as it ever was.

Author: Florence Etienne Meric Casaubon

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596050519

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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"The Sages of Old Live Again in Us."With the aim of making the philosophy of Marcus Aurelius approachable for a contemporary reader, author M ric Casaubon introduces the historical and philosophical milieu that resulted in one of the remarkable philosophical classics of all time.Long remembered for his unmistakable wisdom and the golden age attributed to his peaceful rule, Marcus Aurelius was emperor of Rome from 161 to 180 A.D. According to Casaubon, "truly a rare opportunity was given to Marcus Aurelius of showing what the mind can do in despite of circumstances. [He was the] most peaceful of warriors, a magnificent monarch whose ideal was quiet happiness in home life, yet born to greatness . . ."The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius is as vital today as it ever was. No other philosopher shows us more clearly what it means to cultivate a peaceful mind in the face of everything that life throws our way.AUTHOR BIO: Florence tienne M ric Casaubon (1599-1671) was a classical scholar and a renowned editor of antiquarian books; the son of the English theologian Isaac Casaubon (1559-1614), he edited his father's greatest work, Ephemerides. M ric Casaubon is also the author of True and Faithful Relation, a diary of s ances.

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

The Meditations, a bedside book of reflections and self-admonitions, give unique access to the mind of an ancient ruler.

Author: R. B. Rutherford

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198147558

Category: Nature

Page: 282

View: 404

The Meditations, a bedside book of reflections and self-admonitions, give unique access to the mind of an ancient ruler. In this study they are made more approachable to the modern reader, through explanations of the historical and philosophical background, and the main themes of the emperor's thought.