The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius: New Modern Edition

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Marcus Aurelius was the Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180 CE, and is considered the last of the Five Good Emperors. He was a Stoic Philosopher and his work The Meditations (literally things to one’s self) is a set of private notes and thoughts. It is considered to be one of the greatest extant works of stoic philosophy.

Each translation of The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius takes some liberties. Words are added and some removed in order to better reach meaning and understanding. This latest translation and new modern edition is meant to restore some of these missing elements, and provide a clear and accurate presentation of this great classic in English.

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74 reviews
Ari Saptawijaya
March 23, 2024
This book reminds us to see the world and life just as they are naturally, to employ our reasoning wisely, and to uphold virtues and rationality that nature has bestowed upon us. The title says it all: reading this book is as if you meditate with eyes opened. This is a book that shall be re-read often. A must-read classics, even more important in this era.
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Sarah McBurney
November 14, 2023
This book has good principles for everyone, no matter what religion you prescribe to. If you can follow it, you will have a happy life.
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NP “NP Gym” Frederiksen
April 26, 2024
Excellent book so far (until chapter 5)
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