The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


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The philosophical thoughts of Emperor Marcus Aurelius are presented here in a superb reprint, brimming with the intellect and sincerity of the author.

Known for his tolerance and benevolence, Marcus Aurelius was the only Emperor to tolerate satire of his own character. As a ruler he was renowned for sound judgment, respected for both his military successes and for his wise, measured governance. Such deeds were derived from his education; a lifelong admirer of the Greek philosophers, Aurelius developed his own, unique interpretation of Stoicism which is encapsulated in this text.

Though Aurelius was the final of the ?Five Good Emperors?, the precepts of his Meditations would be consulted by rulers ? Roman and otherwise ? for millennia to follow. While Rome experienced decline and chaos, its historians and scholars remembered Marcus Aurelius as a pinnacle of competence.

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ISBN-13: 9780359747252
Publication date: 06/23/2019
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

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Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
GlennBell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius is an understandable book in which the Roman emperor provides his philosophy on life, death, and morality. He appears to have been a pious man who believed in the Roman gods. He believed in a moral life and the morality of his gods. He appears practical and spends a good deal of his discussion on the topic of death. I recommend the book for someone interested in historical philosophy. His understanding was limited by the science of the day, but he his thoughts on life and morality are still valuable.