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Meditations

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How to live a better life. One of the most important books on Western philosophy - a powerful and inspirational guide for the complicated world of today

'Refreshing and restorative' GUARDIAN

'An ancient work of spiritual reflection which remains a powerful reminder of how we could live a more dignified life by avoiding deceit, vanity and greed' OK MAGAZINE

Few ancient works have been as influential as the MEDITATIONS of Marcus Aurelius. 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 translation Marcus's thoughts speak with a new immediacy. Never before have Marcus's insights been so directly and powerfully presented.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 143 x 153 x 16mm | 104g
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753820161
  • 9780753820162
  • 2,891

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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
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Meditations is unaffected by time and offers plenty of wisdom. * IRISH EXAMINER * 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 * Refreshing and restorative. They tell you the worst. And having heard the worst, you feel less bad * GUARDIAN * MEDITATIONS is unaffected by time and offers plenty of wisdom * IRISH EXAMINER * 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 *
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About Marcus Aurelius

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.
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