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    DescriptionThe Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121--180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His "Meditations "are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just life. Written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, these ethical and spiritual reflections reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns that underlie it.


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    Title
    Meditations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Aurelius, By (author) A. S. L. Farquharson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 250
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679412717
    ISBN 10: 0679412719
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    B&T General Subject: 610
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    DC21: 188
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A10201530
    DC22: 188
    Abridged Dewey: 188
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    LC classification: B580.F37 1
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    LC classification: B580 .F37 1992
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    geneal. table
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Everyman's Library USA
    Publication date
    02 June 1992
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was born to an upper-class Roman family in A.D. 121 and was later adopted by the future emperor Antoninus Pius, whom he succeeded in 161. His reign was marked by a successful campaign against Parthia, but was overshadowed in later years by plague, an abortive revolt in the eastern provinces, and the deaths of friends and family, including his co-emperor Lucius Verus. A student of philosophy from his earliest youth, he was especially influenced by the first-century Stoic thinker Epictetus. His later reputation rests on his Meditations, written during his later years and never meant for formal publication. He died in 180, while campaigning against the barbarian tribes on Rome's northern frontier. A. S. L. Farquharson (1871--1942) spent a lifetime on his edition of the "Meditations," which is one of the outstanding twentieth-century achievements of classical scholarship. All the notes to the Farquharson translation, amplifying the twelve books of the "Meditations," are included in this volume.
    Review quote
    ""The Meditations" remain, unendingly moving and inspiring, the communings with itself of a thoughtful and devout soul upon the greatest of human issues. They are not, and do not claim to be, a work of original philosophy, nor yet a systematic exposition of a tradition of thought. They speak for themselves. Only by the slenderest of chances have they come down to the modern world at all . . . but the number of times they have been published . . . and above all translated into a vast variety of tongues, would have filled their author with amazement." -from the Introduction by D. A. Rees
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    The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations, written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns which underlie it.
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    Introduction by D. A. Rees; Translation by A. S. L. Farquarson