Marcus Aurelius

ISBN-10: 0674990641
ISBN-13: 9780674990647
Edition: 1916 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1916
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1916
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704

Born in Rome, in 121, Marcus Aurelius was one of the most respected emperors in Roman history. When he was 17, Aurelius was adopted by emperor Antonius Pius and succeeded him in A.D. 161. He ruled jointly with his adoptive brother, Lucius Verus, until 169, when he became sole emperor after Verus died. Although Aurelius was a humanitarian ruler, he accepted the view that Christians were the enemies of Rome. Aurelius was dovoted to the Stoic philosophy. Meditations, his spiritual reflections, is considered a classic work of stoicism. Written in Greek, the work comprises of twelve books and records his innermost thoughts. Meditations is his only surviving work. Aurelius died in 180 while prosecuting war against the Marcomanni who lived along the northern limits of the Roman Empire. After his death Aurelius was idealized as the perfect emperor whose reign contrasted sharply with the disastrous period before him and the reigns that followed.

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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