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    DescriptionMarcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 C.E. to his death in 180 C.E. He was destined to be a leader, having been born into a prominent family - one related by blood and marriage to rulers and bankers. During his era, Romans who inherited power and vast fortunes were expected to set an example. Marcus shouldered his responsibilities with a clear sense of honor. He was history's first ombudsman, and if his role as a legislator or conqueror was not great, he did set high standards for emulation. Written in the form of confessions, his meditations provide a window into his insights on duty, virtue, and humility. He was the last of the "Five Good Emperor," and is also considered one of the most important stoic philosophers. The Meditations, written on campaign between 170 and 180 C.E., is still revered as a literary monument to a government of service and duty, and it has been praised for its "exquisite accent and its infinite tenderness." In fact, John Stuart Mill, in his Utility of Religion, compared The Meditations to the "Sermon on the Mount."


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    Title
    The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Aurelius, Performed by Walter Covell
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 140 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 45 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781469259840
    ISBN 10: 1469259842
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPQ, HB
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Abridged Dewey: 170
    LC classification: BJ
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55500
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Imprint name
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Publication date
    15 January 2013