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    Meditations (Great Ideas) (Paperback)(English / Latin) By (author) Aurelius Marcus, By (author) Marcus Aurelius, By (author) Marcus, Translated by Maxwell Staniforth

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    DescriptionThroughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves--and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives--and destroyed them.Now, Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers, and each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-drive design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped the world.Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161-180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus's insights and advice--on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others--have made the Meditations required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. For anyone who struggles to reconcile the demands of leadership with a concern for personal integrity and spiritual well-being, the Meditations remains as relevant now as it was two thousand years ago.


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    Title
    Meditations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aurelius Marcus, By (author) Marcus Aurelius, By (author) Marcus, Translated by Maxwell Staniforth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 109 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143036272
    ISBN 10: 0143036270
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPQ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25230
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    B&T Approval Code: A10201500
    DC21: 188
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A10201530
    DC22: 188
    Abridged Dewey: 188
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: B580 .S8 2005
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, QDTQ
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    06 September 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London, England
    Review quote
    "Here, for our age, is [Marcus's] great work presented in its entirety, strongly introduced and freshly, elegantly translated." --Robert Fagles "From the Trade Paperback edition.
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    A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, Marcus Aurelius's "Meditations remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus's insights and advice--on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others--have made the "Meditations required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. In Gregory Hays's new translation--the first in a generation--Marcus's thoughts speak with a new immediacy: never before have they been so directly and powerfully presented. "From the Trade Paperback edition.