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Marcus Aurelius : a life

Author: Frank McLynn
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD) is one of the great figures of antiquity who still speaks to us today, more than two thousand years after his death. His Meditations has been compared by John Stuart Mill to the Sermon on the Mount. A guide to how we should live, it remains one of the most widely read books from the classical world. But Marcus Aurelius was much more than a philosopher. As emperor he stabilized the  Read more...
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McLynn, Frank.
Marcus Aurelius.
Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2009
(OCoLC)308193656
Named Person: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome; Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank McLynn
ISBN: 9780786749676 0786749679 0306818302 9780306818301 9780786745807 0786745800 9780306819162 0306819163
OCLC Number: 449200165
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 684 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
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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