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Works : Loeb Classical Library 58 - Marcus Aurelius

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Loeb Classical Library 58

By: Marcus Aurelius, C.R. Haines (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1989
ISBN: 9780674990647
Number Of Pages: 448

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Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE), Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher, born at Rome, received training under his guardian and uncle emperor Antoninus Pius (reigned 138-161), who adopted him. He was converted to Stoicism and henceforward studied and practised philosophy and law. A gentle man, he lived in agreement and collaboration with Antoninus Pius. He married Pius's daughter and succeeded him as emperor in March 161, sharing some of the burdens with Lucius Verus.

Marcus's reign soon saw fearful national disasters from flood, earthquakes, epidemics, threatened revolt (in Britain), a Parthian war, and pressure of barbarians north of the Alps. From 169 onwards he had to struggle hard against the German Quadi, Marcomani, Vandals, and others until success came in 174. In 175 (when Faustina died) he pacified affairs in Asia after a revolt by Avidius. War with Germans was renewed during which he caught some disease and died by the Danube in March 180.

The famous "Meditations" of Marcus Aurelius (not his title; he simply calls them 'The matters addressed to himself') represents reflections written in periods of solitude during the emperor's military campaigns. Originally intended for his private guidance and self-admonition, the "Meditations" has endured as a potent expression of Stoic belief. It is a central text for students of Stoicism as well as a unique personal guide to the moral life.

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"Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius, edited and translated by C.R. Haines, is by far the best edition in English...This is a central text for students of Stoicism as well as a unique personal guide to the moral life.

Preface
Introduction Stoicism
Bibliography Meditations
Book I
Book II
Book III
Book IV
Book V
Book VI
Book VII
Book VIII
Book IX
Book X
Book XI
Book XII
Speeches Sayings
Note On Christians
Index Of Matters
Index Of Proper
Names
Glossary Of Greek Terms
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ISBN: 9780674990647
ISBN-10: 0674990641
Series: Loeb Classical Library 58
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st July 1989
Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 12.07  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 58
Edition Type: Revised

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