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Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome; Martin Hammond; Diskin Clay
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2006.
Series: Penguin classics.
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"Written in Greek by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) offer a series of challenging spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. Ranging from doubt and despair to conviction and exaltation, they cover such diverse topics as the nature  Read more...
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Named Person: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome; Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome; Martin Hammond; Diskin Clay
ISBN: 9780140449334 0140449337 9780140455410 0140455418
OCLC Number: 63185834
Notes: New translation from the Greek.
Description: xlvi, 254 p. ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Meditations.
Responsibility: Marcus Aurelius ; translated with notes by Martin Hammond ; with an introduction by Diskin Clay.

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A series of reflections, strongly influenced by Epictetus, which represent a Stoic outlook on life. It offers a range of fascinating spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader  Read more...

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