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Meditations

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ISBN-10: 1406510122

ISBN-13: 9781406510126

Edition: N/A

Authors: Marcus Aurelius

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Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (121 - 180 AD) was Roman Emperor from 161 to his death. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors, who governed the Roman Empire from 96 to 180. He was able to secure the succession for his son Commodus, whom he made co-emperor in his own lifetime (in 177), though many historians believe that the decline of Rome began under Commodus. Marcus Aurelius was also one of the most important Stoic philosophers. While on campaign between 170 and 180, Aurelius wrote his Meditations as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. He had been a priest at the sacrificial altars of Roman service and was an eager patriot. He had a logical mind…    
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List price: $16.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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…