Marcus Aurelius: A Life

Marcus Aurelius: A Life

by Frank McLynn

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Marcus Aurelius: A Life by Frank McLynn

Marcus Aurelius (121–180 AD) is one of the great figures of antiquity whose life and words still speak to us today. His Meditations remains one of the most widely read books from the classical world, and his life represents the fulfillment of Plato's famous dictum that mankind will prosper only when philosophers are rulers. Based on all available original sources, Marcus Aurelius is the definitive biography to date of this monumental historical figure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306819162
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 08/10/2010
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 720
Sales rank: 1,190,603
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 3.60(d)

About the Author

Frank McLynn is the author of many critically acclaimed biographies, including Richard & John and Napoleon. He has been a visiting professor at Strathclyde University. He lives in England.

Table of Contents

Illustrations vii

Preface ix

Introduction xi

Map: The Roman Empire during the Lifetime of Marcus Aurelius xviii

Marcus Aurelius 1

Map: The Eastern Provinces and Parthia 118

Map: The Roman Empire's Northern Frontiers 306

Appendix 1 Stoicism 538

Appendix 2 The Reign of Antoninus Pius 555

Appendix 3 Solitude 565

Bibliography 568

Notes 570

Index 673

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