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  • Meditations: with selected correspondence (Oxford World's Classics)

    Meditations: with selected correspondence (Oxford World's Classics)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Marcus Aurelius
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Oxford University Press, USA (2011, Sep 25th).
    Pages:   208

    The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius is one of the best-known and most popular works of ancient philosophy, offering spiritual reflections on how best to understand the universe and one's place within it. In short, highly charged comments, Marcus draws on Stoic philosophy to confront challenges that he felt acutely, but which are also shared by all human beings--facing the constant presence of death, making sense of one's social role, grasping the moral significance of the universe. They bring us closer to the personality of the emperor, who is often disillusioned with his own status and with human activities in general; they are both an historical document and a remarkable spiritual diary. This translation by Robin Hard brings out the eloquence and universality of Marcus' thoughts. more

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