The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Classics on War and Politics

Book 4
Classics Press LLC
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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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Classics Press LLC
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Published on
Jan 21, 2019
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Pages
114
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ISBN
9781938412028
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English
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Genres
History / Ancient / Greece
History / Ancient / Rome
Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
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 The friend of Cicero, Atticus and Catullus, Cornelius Nepos wrote short popular biographies of Greek and Roman commanders. The lives are composed in a concise, readable style and they are invaluable for their use of reliable sources. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts.  This comprehensive eBook presents Nepos’ complete extant works, with relevant illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


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* Features John Selby Watson’s translation of LIVES OF EMINENT COMMANDERS

* Excellent formatting of the texts

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* Includes Watson’s original footnotes

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* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


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The Translation

LIVES OF EMINENT COMMANDERS


The Latin Text

CONTENTS OF THE LATIN TEXT


The Dual Text

DUAL LATIN AND ENGLISH TEXT


The Biography

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: CORNELIUS NEPOS


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 Commonly regarded as the last major historian of the ancient Western world, Procopius of Caesarea accompanied the Roman general Belisarius in the wars of the Emperor Justinian. Procopius became the principal historian of the sixth century, writing the major work ‘The Wars of Justinian, in addition to ‘The Buildings of Justinian’ and the infamous ‘Secret History’. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts.  This comprehensive eBook presents Procopius’ complete extant works, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions, special dual Greek and English text and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Procopius’ life and works

* Features the complete extant works of Procopius, in both English translation and the original Greek

* Concise introductions to the historical books

* Includes H. B. Dewing’s translations, previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Procopius

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Easily locate the books or sections you want to read with detailed contents tables

* Includes Procopius’ rare work THE BUILDINGS OF JUSTINIAN, first time in digital print

* Provides a special dual English and Greek text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students

* Features a bonus biography – discover Procopius’ ancient world

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


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CONTENTS:


The Translations

THE WARS OF JUSTINIAN

SECRET HISTORY

THE BUILDINGS OF JUSTINIAN


The Greek Texts

LIST OF GREEK TEXTS


The Dual Texts

DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXTS


The Biography

INTRODUCTION TO PROCOPIUS by H. B. Dewing


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 Quintus Curtius was a rhetorician that lived in the first century of the Roman Empire, who wrote a history of Alexander the Great, one of the five extant works on the legendry Macedonian king. Composed in a concise yet picturesque style, this short historical work tells the fascinating story of a man whose exploits continue to astound after more than two millennia. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts.  This comprehensive eBook presents Curtius’ complete extant text, with relevant illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


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* Easily locate the books you want to read with individual contents tables

* Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students

* Features a bonus biography – discover Curtius’ ancient world and text

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


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CONTENTS:


The Translation

HISTORY OF ALEXANDER


The Latin Text

CONTENTS OF THE LATIN TEXT


The Dual Text

DUAL LATIN AND ENGLISH TEXT


The Biography

INTRODUCTION TO QUINTUS CURTIUS RUFUS by J. C. Rolfe


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The celebrated ‘Meditations’ of Marcus Aurelius have endured as a potent expression of Stoic belief and remain an intriguing insight into the mind of one of Rome’s greatest emperors. The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts.  This comprehensive eBook presents the complete extant works of Marcus Aurelius, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Marcus’ life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Marcus, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Includes section numbers – ideal for classical students
* Concise introduction to the ‘Meditations’
* Features Haines’ seminal translation from the Loeb Classical Library edition
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections or works you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes Marcus’ rare speeches and sayings, first time in digital print
* Provides a special dual English and Greek text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students
* Features two bonus biographies – discover Marcus’ ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please note: some Kindle software programs cannot display Greek characters correctly; however the characters do display correctly on Kindle devices.

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CONTENTS:

The Translations
MEDITATIONS
THE SPEECHES OF MARCUS
THE SAYINGS OF MARCUS

The Greek Text
CONTENTS OF THE GREEK TEXT

The Dual Texts
DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXT

The Biographies
INTRODUCTION TO MARCUS AURELIUS by W. H. D. Rouse
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF MARCUS AURELIUS ANTONINUS by George Long

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All twelve books by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius – his personal guidelines to live and rule well.“Do every deed, speak every word, think every thought in the knowledge that you may end your days any moment.”“We have body, soul, and intelligence. To the body belong the senses, to the soul the passions, to the intelligence principles.”“Think not as your insulter judges or wishes you to judge: but see things as they truly are.”“To pursue impossibilities is madness; and it is impossible that the wicked should not act in some such way as this.”“Order not your life as though you had ten thousand years to live. Fate hangs over you. While you live, while yet you may, be good.”Meditations is a collection of twelve books written by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. This set of book was originally compiled in the form of private journals. Marcus Aurelius used these notes as personal guides to live by and to better himself as a ruler. He compiled these journals during his time as emperor, and while they were not intended for public consumption, there are valuable lessons to be gleaned from his wisdom. The entries include his views of stoicism—the Hellenistic philosophy devoid of “destructive emotions” that could tamper with logic—and its practical use in ruling and military tactics.

Completely unabridged, with a new foreword written by Huffington Post writer Carolyn Gregoire, this publication of Meditations is an all-encompassing collection of Marcus Aurelius’s works.
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