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    Description'Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to live ...while you have life in you, while you still can, make yourself good.' The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) is a private notebook of philosophical reflections, written by a Roman emperor probably on military campaign in Germany. In short, highly charged comments, Marcus draws on Stoic philosophy to confront challenges that he felt acutely, but which are also shared by all human beings - the looming presence of death, making sense of one's social role and projects, the moral significance of the universe. They bring us closer to the personality of the emperor, who is often disillusioned with his own status and with human activities in general; they are both an historical document and a remarkable spiritual diary. This translation by Robin Hard brings out the eloquence and universality of Marcus' thoughts. The introduction and notes by Christopher Gill place the Meditations firmly in the ancient philosophical context. A selection of Marcus' correspondence with his tutor Fronto broadens the picture of the emperor as a person and thinker. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Meditations
    Subtitle
    With Selected Correspondence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Aurelius, Translated by Robin Hard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 195 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 156 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199573202
    ISBN 10: 0199573204
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    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    25 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Christopher Gill has translated Plato's Symposium with an introduction and notes for Penguin Classics and is the author of Personality in Greek Epic, Tragedy and Philosophy: The Self in Dialogue (pbk 1998) and The Structured Self in Hellenistic and Roman Thought (2008) both OUP.