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Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome; A S L Farquharson
Publisher: New York : Knopf, [1992]
Series: Everyman's library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations, written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns which underlie it. The translator/editor  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome; A S L Farquharson
ISBN: 0679412719 9780679412717
OCLC Number: 25315911
Description: xxi, 250 pages : genealogical table ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Everyman's library.
Other Titles: Meditations.
Responsibility: translated and edited by A.S.L. Farquharson.
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The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations, written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns which underlie it. The translator/editor spent a life-time on his edition of the Meditations which is one of the outstanding twentieth-century achievements of classical scholarship.

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