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Author Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180.

Title Meditations / Marcus Aurelius ; translated with notes by Martin Hammond ; with an introduction by Diskin Clay.

Publication Info. London : Penguin Books, 2006.
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Description xlvi, 254 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Penguin classics.
Note "New translation"--Cover.
Summary "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 of moral virtue, human rationality, divine providence and Marcus' own emotions. But while the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, in developing his beliefs Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection of extended meditations and short aphorisms that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and readers throughout the centuries." "Martin Hammond's new translation fully expresses the intimacy and eloquence of the original work, with detailed notes elucidating the text. This edition also includes an introduction by Diskin Clay, exploring the nature and development of the Meditations, a chronology, further reading and full indexes."--Jacket.
Audience 1150 Lexile.
Subject Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180 -- Philosophy.
Ethics -- Early works to 1800.
Stoics -- Early works to 1800.
Life -- Early works to 1800.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Added Author Hammond, Martin, 1944-
Added Title Meditations. English.
ISBN 9780140449334 (pbk.)
0140449337 (pbk.)
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