The Meditations

The Meditations

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By (author) Marcus Aurelius, Narrator Wanda McCaddon

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 192mm x 16mm | 59g
  • Publication date: 28 December 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1400165490
  • ISBN 13: 9781400165490
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,724,696

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"Live each day as if it were your last." Written in Greek by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, without any intention of publication, Marcus Aurelius's "Meditations" offers a remarkable series of challenging spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. Ranging from doubt and despair to conviction and exaltation, they cover such diverse topics as the nature of moral virtue, human rationality, divine providence, and Marcus's own emotions. But while "The Meditations" was composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, in developing his beliefs Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection of extended meditations and short aphorisms that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers, and readers throughout the centuries.

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Marcus Aurelius (April 121-March 180), Roman emperor from 161 until his death, was the last of the "Five Good Emperors," and his "Meditations," written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, is still revered as a literary monument to a government of service and duty. Wanda McCaddon has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audio publishers and has earned more than twenty-five Earphones Awards from "AudioFile" magazine. She has also won a coveted Audie Award, and "AudioFile" has named her one of recording's Golden Voices.