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Marcus Aurelius : a life

Author: Frank McLynn
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD) is one of the great figures of antiquity whose life and words still speak to us today, nearly two thousand years after his death. 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. Frank McLnn's Marcus Aurelius,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome; Imperador de Roma Marco Aurelio; Mark Aurel, Römisches Reich Kaiser; Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank McLynn
ISBN: 9780306818301 0306818302
OCLC Number: 308193656
Notes: Originally published: London : Bodley Head, 2009.
Description: xvii, 684 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Illustrations --
Preface --
Introduction --
Map: Roman empire during the lifetime of Marcus Aurelius --
Marcus Aurelius --
Map: Eastern provinces and Parthia --
Map: Roman empire's Northern frontiers --
Appendix 1: Stoicism --
Appendix 2: Reign of Antoninus Pius --
Appendix 3: Solitude --
Bibliography --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Frank McLynn.

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A masterful and long-overdue biography of Marcus Aurelius, whose life as a philosopher, soldier, and emperor still resonates with contemporary relevance  Read more...

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"Publishers Weekly," 7/13/09<br> "[McLynn] argues that the emperor and Stoic philosopher satisfies a thirst for guidance that modern philosophers have largely abandoned."<br><p>"Booklist," 9/1/09 Read more...

 
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