MEDITATIONS

MEDITATIONS
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publsiher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB
Total Pages: 135
Release: 101-01-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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MEDITATIONS Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and a profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made the Meditations required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. For anyone who struggles to reconcile the demands of leadership with a concern for personal integrity and spiritual well-being, the Meditations remains as relevant now as it was two thousand years ago. MEDITATIONS In Gregory Hays’s new translation—the first in thirty-five years—Marcus’s thoughts speak with a new immediacy. In fresh and unencumbered English, Hays vividly conveys the spareness and compression of the original Greek text. Never before have Marcus’s insights been so directly and powerfully presented. MEDITATIONS With an Introduction that outlines Marcus’s life and career, the essentials of Stoic doctrine, the style and construction of the Meditations, and the work’s ongoing influence, this edition makes it possible to fully rediscover the thoughts of one of the most enlightened and intelligent leaders of any era. MEDITATIONS Written in Greek by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of challenging spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. While the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation and encouragement, Marcus Aurelius also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a timeless collection that has been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers, and readers throughout the centuries. MEDITATIONS

Meditations

Meditations
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-02-19
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780857088468

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A deluxe special edition of the ancient classic written by the Roman Emperor known as “The Philosopher” Meditations is a series of personal journals written by Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome from 169 to 180 AD. The last of the “Five Good Emperors,” he was the most powerful and influential man in the Western world at the time. Marcus was one of the leaders of Stoicism, a philosophy of personal ethics which sought resilience and virtue through personal action and responsibility. Stoicism, viewed as a foundation of modern self-help, has inspired many personal development and psychotherapy approaches through to the present day. Meditations is perhaps the most important source of our modern understanding of Stoic philosophy. Its twelve books chronicle different stages of Marcus Aurelius’ life and ideas. Although he ruled during the Pax Romana, the age of relative peace and stability throughout the empire, his reign was marked by near-constant military conflict and a devastating plague which killed upwards of five million people. Aurelius’ writings give modern readers an unprecedented look into the “spiritual exercises” which helped him through his tumultuous life and strengthened his patience, empathy, generosity, self-knowledge and emotional health. The private reflections recorded in the Meditations were never meant to be published, rather they were a source for Marcus’ own guidance and self-improvement, and jotted down by campfires or in military tents on the Roman front. The lessons, insights and perspectives contained within this remarkable work are just as relevant today as they were two millennia ago. This volume: Presents the timeless wisdom of Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his Stoic philosophy, with new research on his life and times Contains valuable insights on topics such as resilience, moderation and emotional control Discusses how to live “in agreement with nature” and abide by strong ethical principles Part of the bestselling Capstone Classics Series edited by Tom Butler-Bowdon, this attractive, high-quality hardcover volume includes: An original Introduction by Marcus Aurelius authority and Stoicism expert Donald Robertson, author of How To Think Like A Roman Emperor. A modernised, up to date version of the classic George Long translation. Meditations: The Philosophy Classic is a volume which will occupy a prominent place in any library for years to come.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to Himself

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to Himself
Author: Emperor Of Rome 121 Marcus Aurelius,Gerald Henry 1851-1945 Rendall
Publsiher: Legare Street Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2021-09-09
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1013909941

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The Daily Stoic

The Daily Stoic
Author: Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-10-18
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780735211742

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From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller. Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.

The Meditations

The Meditations
Author: Marcus Antoninus
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2018-06-13
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1721091009

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The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: The Complete 12 Books. A New Rendering Based on the Foulis Translation of 1742 by George W. Chrystal. Meditations, literally "things to one's self", is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in Koine Greek as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. It is possible that large portions of the work were written at Sirmium, where he spent much time planning military campaigns from 170 to 180. Some of it was written while he was positioned at Aquincum on campaign in Pannonia, because internal notes tell us that the first book was written when he was campaigning against the Quadi on the river Granova and the second book was written at Carnuntum.

The Emperor s Handbook

The Emperor s Handbook
Author: Marcus Aurelius,C. Scot Hicks,David Hicks
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2002-11-26
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780743233835

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A new translation offers readers a practical handbook to life and leadership, filled with classical stoic wisdom and advice.

Meditations Annotated

Meditations Annotated
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2020-08-18
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798676399467

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Meditations is a work of philosophical nonfiction written by Marcus Aurelius between 161 and 180 AD. A collection of Aurelius's private notes and musings on stoicism, it is unlikely that Aurelius ever intended it to be published. Later historians titled the collection Meditations because it best reflects the subject matter. A Roman emperor, Aurelius wrote the reflections during his reign. He is regarded as one of the most important Roman emperors, remembered for his sense of honor, his humility, and his seemingly unwavering passion for justice.Meditations consists of twelve books, each focusing on a different period in Aurelius's life. The books are not in chronological order, and they vary in length. It is likely that Aurelius wrote the content while he traveled on various military campaigns across Europe to preserve his Roman Empire. As such, the musings are short and succinct. Historians believe that Aurelius often referred to his own writing whenever he needed philosophical comfort.Aurelius begins by thanking everyone who has shaped his character. He gives thanks to his father for his modesty and to his grandfather for his morals. He thanks his mother for teaching him abstinence, piety, and humility. Thanks to her, he enjoys a simple life without obsessing over riches and titles. He says thanks to his great-grandfather for providing him with a good education.According to Aurelius, there is a need for cooperation and understanding. We spend too much time worrying about unimportant quarrels when we should be thanking the gods for giving us life in the first place. Aurelius reminds us that the gods only give us so much time, and it is up to us to use it wisely. Fighting is unproductive and goes against nature. Aurelius laments that we will never live long enough to truly understand ourselves. No amount of time on earth is enough to comprehend everything. We should not waste a single minute in our quest to better ourselves. We should live in the moment and be thankful for what we have. Every action has a purpose.Aurelius continues this theme, worrying that we spend too much time chasing happiness and fulfillment when it is all inside us. Riches, new houses, and luxury goods cannot satisfy us. We do not need sanctuaries or spiritual retreats, either. We must only look inside ourselves for peace and enlightenment. Aurelius examines the idea that it doesn't matter what anyone around us thinks. It only matters what we think of ourselves. What is most important is that we find satisfaction in ordinary life. There is nothing wrong with working hard, enjoying quiet family life, and possessing few luxuries. Aurelius connects humility with divine obedience.Aurelius looks closely at the nature of evil, wondering what it means to be "bad." Evil is short-lived, like all things. There is nothing unfamiliar about it, either. Just as history repeats itself, similar scenarios play out in homes behind closed doors all around us. We all know stories of, for example, violent spouses. Aurelius says we shouldn't worry about evil. If someone shows us cruelty, we should not let it ruin our day, our week, or longer. Life is too short to let someone else's toxic behavior destroy us. If we focus on ourselves, and if we choose to act with compassion and humility, then we are doing all we can.Focusing on justice, Aurelius despises unfairness of any kind. He believes that the gods designed us to help each other. If we treat another person unkindly, we are going against divine will. The only person we harm, then, is ourselves, because we are answerable to a higher power for our behavior.Considering our role in the universe, Aurelius believes in fate. He thinks that the gods plan out our lives and all we do is live out the script. We are all part of something much larger than ourselves, which is both comforting and humbling.

Marcus Aurelius Meditations

Marcus Aurelius Meditations
Author: Constantin Vaughn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-07-07
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 099332844X

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"Meditations" is a series of personal writings in twelve books by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-181 AD), in which he recorded private notes to himself and various ideas on Stoic Philosophy. The books were originally written in Ancient (Medieval) Greek by the Title (ta eis heauton) which translates to "That which is to Himself." The Purpose of which was to be used as a guidance for his personal improvement. They were written in different periods of the Emperor's life, in a very straightforward and simplified manner, since they were intended strictly for personal use. They reflect his personality, morals and inner thinking, as the text contains a lot of thoughts about spiritual freedom, inner peace, self judgement, ethical principles and other Stoic ideas about life, as well as philosophy, the general sense of "Being" and more.

Meditations

Meditations
Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2013-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780199694839

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Christopher Gill provides a new translation and commentary on the first half of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, and a full introduction to the Meditations as a whole. The Meditations constitute a unique and remarkable work, a reflective diary or notebook by a Roman emperor, that is based on Stoic philosophy but presented in a highly distinctive way. This new edition will help students and scholars of ancient philosophy make sense of a workwhose intellectual content and status have often been found puzzling. The translation is designed to be accessible to modern readers and all Greek and Latin are translated in the introduction and commentary.

Meditations

Meditations
Author: James Orr
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2017-07-28
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781351253789

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Despite being written between 170 and 180, Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations often resonates with modern readers because of its remarkable resemblance to a self-help book. Written as a series of personal notes in the last decade of his reign as Roman emperor, the meditations were never intended for circulation. But they remain today among the classics of stoic philosophy – and as exquisite examples of problem-solving. Meditations sees a great leader engaged in solving one of the central problems of all philosophy: how to live a good life. Marcus Aurelius is quick to ask questions and generate solutions, all of which lead him to a greater understanding of what a good life really is. He makes the decision that philosophy is an important tool we can use every day to help us understand and deal with the world. The best way to get to the bottom of a problem, he records, is to analyze its different aspects with care – this will help to ‘dissolve’ the issue. To keep our minds well balanced, it is vital to keep our desire for the material and the sensual in check to avoid falling prey to negative behaviors like jealousy, quarrelling and indulgence. Philosophy, the Meditations show, can also help us to understand other people’s problems and difficulties – acting as a continual spur to the consideration and resolution of problems, wherever they arise.

The Essential Marcus Aurelius

The Essential Marcus Aurelius
Author: Jacob Needleman,John Piazza
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2008-01-10
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 1585426172

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This inaugural-and all new-Tarcher Cornerstone Edition presents a stunningly relevant and reliable translation of the thoughts and aphorisms of the Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, properly placing the philosopher-king's writings within the vein of the world's great religious and ethical traditions. The late antique world possessed no voice like that of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE). His private meditations on what constitutes a good life have withstood the centuries and reach us today with the same penetrating clarity and shining light as the words of Shakespeare, Emerson, or Thoreau. In this remarkable new translation, bestselling religious philosopher Jacob Needleman and classics scholar John P. Piazza have retained the depth of Marcus's perspective on life. They have carefully selected and faithfully rendered those passages that clarify Marcus's role as someone who stood within the great religious and ethical traditions that extend throughout every culture in human history. The voice that emerges from their translation is a universal one, equally recognizable to students of Christ, Buddha, the Vedas, the Talmud, and to anyone who sincerely searches for a way of meaning in contemporary life.

Meditations

Meditations
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2005-09-06
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781101655979

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A Penguin Great Ideas edition of Stoic philosophy in wise and practical aphorisms that have inspired Bill Clinton, Ryan Holiday, Anna Kendrick and many more. Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made the Meditations required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. For anyone who struggles to reconcile the demands of leadership with a concern for personal integrity and spiritual well-being, the Meditations remains as relevant now as it was two thousand years ago. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives—and destroyed them. Now, Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers, and each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-drive design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped the world.

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Author: R. B. Rutherford
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1991
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 0198147554

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The Meditations, a bedside book of reflections and self-admonitions, give unique access to the mind of an ancient ruler. In this study they are made more approachable to the modern reader, through explanations of the historical and philosophical background, and the main themes of the emperor's thought.

Meditations Royal Collector s Edition Annotated Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket

Meditations  Royal Collector s Edition   Annotated   Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publsiher: Royal Classics
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2020-11-15
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1774378337

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Marcus Aurelius' private notes are a significant source of the modern understanding of ancient Stoic philosophy, and have been praised by fellow writers, philosophers, monarchs, and politicians centuries after his death.

The Inner Citadel

The Inner Citadel
Author: Pierre Hadot,Mark Aurel (Römisches Reich, Kaiser),Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 351
Release: 1998
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 0674461711

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The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius are treasured today--as they have been over the centuries--as an inexhaustible source of wisdom. And as one of the three most important expressions of Stoicism, this is an essential text for everyone interested in ancient religion and philosophy. Yet the clarity and ease of the work's style are deceptive. Pierre Hadot, eminent historian of ancient thought, uncovers new levels of meaning and expands our understanding of its underlying philosophy. Written by the Roman emperor for his own private guidance and self-admonition, the Meditations set forth principles for living a good and just life. Hadot probes Marcus Aurelius's guidelines and convictions and discerns the hitherto unperceived conceptual system that grounds them. Abundantly quoting the Meditations to illustrate his analysis, the author allows Marcus Aurelius to speak directly to the reader. And Hadot unfolds for us the philosophical context of the Meditations, commenting on the philosophers Marcus Aurelius read and giving special attention to the teachings of Epictetus, whose disciple he was. The soul, the guiding principle within us, is in Marcus Aurelius's Stoic philosophy an inviolable stronghold of freedom, the "inner citadel." This spirited and engaging study of his thought offers a fresh picture of the fascinating philosopher-emperor, a fuller understanding of the tradition and doctrines of Stoicism, and rich insight on the culture of the Roman empire in the second century. Pierre Hadot has been working on Marcus Aurelius for more than twenty years; in this book he distills his analysis and conclusions with extraordinary lucidity for the general reader.