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    DescriptionFew ancient works have been as influential as the MEDITATIONS of Marcus Aurelius. A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behaviour, 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. In Gregory Hays's new translation - the first in thirty-five years - Marcus's thoughts speak with a new immediacy. In fresh and unencumbered English, Hays vividly conveys the spareness and compression of the original Greek text. Never before have Marcus's insights been so directly and powerfully presented.


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    Title
    Meditations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Aurelius, Translated by Gregory Hays
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 96 mm
    Height: 152 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 115 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780753820162
    ISBN 10: 0753820161
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI022000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 188
    LC classification: B580
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, QDTQ, QRAB
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    01 April 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Marcus Aurelius reigned from 161 AD to 180 AD- perhaps the only true philosopher- king in the history of the world. In his MEDITATIONS, a series of notes to himself, he formulated his pantheist Stoic beliefs with a passionate religious conviction. The MEDITATIONS were written day by day, in every situation including war. They often appear to be responses to the stress of supreme power, from the imminent fear of death in battle, to the trials of everyday life. Gregory Hays, the translator, is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia.
    Review quote
    An ancient work of spiritual reflection from the Roman emperor, which remains a powerful reminder of how we could live a more dignified life by avoiding deceit, vanity and greed. OK! MAGAZINE - HOT STARS SUPPLEMENT Meditations is unaffected by time and offers plenty of wisdom. IRISH EXAMINER