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The essential Marcus Aurelius

Author: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome; Jacob Needleman; John P Piazza
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, ©2008.
Series: Tarcher cornerstone editions.
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The late antique world possessed no voice like that of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180). His meditations on what constitutes a good life have withstood the centuries and reach us today with a force that has not diminished." "In this remarkable new translation, philosopher Jacob Needleman and classics scholar John P, Piazza reveal Marcus Aurelius not only in light of his philosophical ideas, but as a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome; Jacob Needleman; John P Piazza
ISBN: 9781585426171 1585426172
OCLC Number: 181072649
Notes: "Tarcher Cornerstone editions."
Description: xxx, 110 p. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Introduction / by Jacob Needleman --
Historical introduction / by John P. Piazza --
The text --
Book one 3 --
Book two --
Book three --
Book four --
Book five --
Book six --
Book seven --
Book eight --
Book nine --
Book ten --
Book eleven --
Book twelve.
Series Title: Tarcher cornerstone editions.
Other Titles: Meditations.
Responsibility: newly translated and introduced by Jacob Needleman and John P. Piazza.

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The late antique world possessed no voice like that of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180). His meditations on what constitutes a good life have withstood the centuries and reach us today with a force that has not diminished." "In this remarkable new translation, philosopher Jacob Needleman and classics scholar John P, Piazza reveal Marcus Aurelius not only in light of his philosophical ideas, but as a great practitioner who struggled to live according to those ideas." "The voice that emerges from their translation is a universal one that stands within the stream of the wisdom traditions of every historic faith. While rooted in the Stoic philosophy of Greece and Rome, it is recognizable to students of early Christianity and Buddhism, of the Vedas and the Talmud, and to all who seriously search for meaning in contemporary life." "The translators' selection process has also been guided by the intention of making Marcus's thought vividly accessible to the general reader. They frame the translation with concise, relevant introductions that tell who Marcus was and provide a fresh, while historically grounded, way of entering this deeply powerful work. Also included arc a glossary of terms; spare yet helpful notes that do not cloud the text; and recommendations for further reading.

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