MEDITATIONS


MEDITATIONS

Aurelius, Marcus    Book Number: 25267    Product format: Paperback

The Meditations of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius are perhaps the most readable exposition of the great system of metaphysics known as Stoicism. Stoics maintained that by putting aside passions, unjust thoughts and indulgence, and by performing duty with a right disposition, man could acquire virtue, and live at one with nature. The Meditations were composed in the intervals of successful wars, which Marcus Aurelius hated, but as emperor was forced to fight. His life was the noblest commentary on the precepts of Zeno. He was severe to himself, indulgent to the imperfection of others, just and beneficient to all mankind.- Edward Gibbon. With an introduction and notes by Christopher Gill. This is a new translation of a work that will commend itself to the modern world. Large paperback. 224pp.
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