David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
OUP Oxford (2011)
'Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to live ... while you have life in you, while you still can, make yourself good.' The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) is a private notebook of philosophical reflections, written by a Roman emperor probably on military campaign in Germany. In short, highly charged comments, Marcus draws on Stoic philosophy to confront challenges that he felt acutely, but which are also shared by all human beings - the looming presence of death, making sense of one's social role and projects, the moral significance of the universe. They bring us closer to the personality of the emperor, who is often disillusioned with his own status and with human activities in general; they are both an historical document and a remarkable spiritual diary. This translation by Robin Hard brings out the eloquence and universality of Marcus' thoughts. The introduction and notes by Christopher Gill place the Meditations firmly in the ancient philosophical context. A selection of Marcus' correspondence with his tutor Fronto broadens the picture of the emperor as a person and thinker.
|Keywords||Ethics Life Stoics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$4.35 used (57% off) $5.57 new (45% off) $8.96 direct from Amazon (10% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B580.H27.M3713 2011|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Marcus Aurelius (1989/2008). The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. Oxford University Press.
R. B. Rutherford (1989). The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius: A Study. Oxford University Press.
Marcus Aurelius (1964/2005). Meditations. Penguin Books.
Miriam Griffin (1991). The Stoical Emperor R. B. Rutherford: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius: A Study. (Classical Monograph Series.) Pp. Ix + 282. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989. £30. R. B. Rutherford: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Translated by the Late A. S. L. Farquharson, and a Selection From the Letters of Marcus and Fronto, Translated by R. B. Rutherford, with an Introduction and Notes by R. B. Rutherford. (World's Classics.) Pp. Xxvii + 195. Oxford University Press, 1989. £25. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 41 (01):42-44.
Marcus Aurelius (1957/1958). Meditations. Mount Vernon, N.Y.,Peter Pauper Press.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (2008). The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Trans. Francis Hutcheson and James Moor. Liberty Fund.
J. H. Sleeman (1945). Marcus Aurelius A. S. L. Farquharson: The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Antoninus. Edited with Translation and Commentary. 2 Vols. Pp. Lxxxiv+I–432; 433–936. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1944. Cloth, 42s. Net. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 59 (02):60-62.
Marcus Aurelius (1747/1975). The Commentaries of the Emperor Marcus Antoninus, Containing His Maxims of Science and Rules of Life, Wrote for His Own Use and Address'd to Himself. Ams Press.
Firmin DeBranander (2006). Stoic Realpolitik. International Philosophical Quarterly 46 (3):277-292.
Elizabeth Asmis (1993). The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. Ancient Philosophy 13 (2):475-481.
Marcus Aurelius (1956). Meditations [of] Marcus Aurelius. Chicago, Gateway Editions; Distributed by H. Regnery Co..
James Ker (2000). The Inner Citadel: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 38 (1):116-118.
D. A. Rees (2000). Joseph Bryennius and the Text of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations. Classical Quarterly 50 (02):584-.
Added to index2012-01-31
Total downloads4 ( #198,664 of 1,089,064 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #69,801 of 1,089,064 )
How can I increase my downloads?