Marcus Aurelius: A Life

Marcus Aurelius: A Life


By (author) Frank McLynn


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  • Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 720 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 231mm x 38mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 10 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0306819163
  • ISBN 13: 9780306819162
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 452,206

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Marcus Aurelius (121180 AD) is one of the great figures of antiquity whose life and words still speak to us today. His Meditations remains one of the most widely read books from the classical world, and his life represents the fulfillment of Platos famous dictum that mankind will prosper only when philosophers are rulers. Based on all available original sources, Marcus Aurelius is the definitive biography to date of this monumental historical figure.

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Author information

Frank McLynn is the author of many critically acclaimed biographies, including "Richard & John "and "Napoleon." He has been a visiting professor at Strathclyde University. He lives in England.