Marcus Aurelius: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the by William O. Stephens

By William O. Stephens

This ebook is a transparent and concise advent to the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. His one significant surviving paintings, usually titled 'meditations' yet actually translated easily as 'to himself', is a chain of brief, occasionally enigmatic reflections divided probably arbitrarily into twelve books and it seems that written merely to be learn through him. For those purposes Marcus is a very tough philosopher to appreciate. His musings, framed as 'notes to self' or 'memoranda', are the exhortations of an earnest, conscientious Stoic stressed with the arduous duties of ruling a complete, enormous empire.
William O. Stephens lucidly sketches Marcus Aurelius' upbringing, kin relatives, upward thrust to the throne, army campaigns, and legacy, situating his philosophy amidst his lifestyles and instances, explicating the standards shaping Marcus' philosophy, and clarifying key topics within the Memoranda. particularly designed to satisfy the desires of scholars looking an intensive realizing of this key determine and his significant paintings, Marcus Aurelius: A consultant for the Perplexed is the perfect consultant for figuring out this Stoic writer - the single thinker who used to be additionally an emperor.

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