Meditations [Penguin Classics]

Meditations [Penguin Classics]

By: Marcus Aurelius

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Written in Greek by an intellectual Roman emperor without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) offer a wide range of fascinating spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. Spanning from doubt and despair to conviction and exaltation, they cover such diverse topics as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods and Aurelius's own emotions. But while the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation, in developing his beliefs Marcus also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a series of wise and practical aphorisms that have been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and ordinary readers for almost two thousand years. About the Author: Marcus Aelius Aurelius Antoninus, 121-180. was adopted by the emperor Antoninus Pius and succeeded him in 161, (as joint emperor with adoptive brother Lucius Verus). He ruled alone from 169. He spent much of his reign in putting down various rebellions, and was a persecutor of Christians. His fame rest, above all, on his Meditations, a series of reflections, strongly influenced by Epictetus, which represent a Stoic outlook on life. He died in 180 and was succeed by his natural son, thus ending the period of the adoptive emperors.

Title: Meditations [Penguin Classics]

Author Name: Marcus Aurelius

Categories: Popular Psychology, Western Philosophy,

Edition: Penguin Classics

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2015

ISBN Number: 0140449337

ISBN Number 13: 9780140449334

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 19.7 x 12.9 x 1.9 cm

Kg: 0.23 Kg

Seller ID: 9780140449334

Keywords: Meditations, 9780140449334, 0140449337, Marcus Aurelius, Translated by Martin Hammond, Introduction by Diskin Clay ,