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The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius : a study

Author: R B Rutherford
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991, ©1989.
Series: Oxford classical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study seeks to make the "Meditations" more approachable to the modern reader by explaining their historical and philosophical background, charting the main currents of Marcus Aurelius' thought,  Read more...

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Named Person: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R B Rutherford
ISBN: 0198147554 9780198147558
OCLC Number: 24778877
Description: xviii, 282 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Abbreviated titles for works of reference; other conventions; Marcus Aurelius: A biographical note; The form and functions of the Meditations; The first book: Literary and cultural background; The first book: An ethical self-portrait; Aspects of style and thought; Marcus Aurelius and the supernatural; Life and death in the religion of Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius; Envoi.
Series Title: Oxford classical monographs.
Responsibility: R.B. Rutherford.
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