Meditations: with selected correspondence by Marcus AureliusMeditations: with selected correspondence by Marcus Aurelius

Meditations: with selected correspondence

byMarcus Aurelius, Robin Hard, Christopher Gill

Paperback | August 5, 2011


"Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to live ... while you have life in you, while you still can, make yourself good."The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) is a private notebook of philosophical reflections, written by a Roman emperor probably on military campaign in Germany. In short, highly charged comments, Marcus draws on Stoic philosophy to confront challenges that he felt acutely, but which arealso shared by all human beings - the looming presence of death, making sense of one's social role and projects, the moral significance of the universe. They bring us closer to the personality of the emperor, who is often disillusioned with his own status and with human activities in general; theyare both an historical document and a remarkable spiritual diary.This translation by Robin Hard brings out the eloquence and universality of Marcus' thoughts. The introduction and notes by Christopher Gill place the Meditations firmly in the ancient philosophical context. A selection of Marcus' correspondence with his tutor Fronto broadens the picture of theemperor as a person and thinker.
Robin Hard has previously collaborated with Christopher Gill on a Wordsworth edition of Marcus Aurelius and an Everyman edition of Epictetus. For Oxford World's Classics he has edited and translated Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology. Christopher Gill has translated Plato's Symposium with an introduction and notes for Penguin Cla...
Title:Meditations: with selected correspondenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0 inPublished:August 5, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199573204

ISBN - 13:9780199573202

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