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This Point Blank Classics edition includes the full original text and an easy to use interactive table of contents. Meditations (literally "thoughts/writings addressed to himself") is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161–180 CE, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in "highly educated" 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 second book was written when he was campaigning against the Quadi on the river Granova (modern-day Hron) and the third book was written at Carnuntum. It is not clear that he ever intended the writings to be published, so the title Meditations is but one of several commonly assigned to the collection. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length from one sentence to long paragraphs. A central theme to "Meditations" is to analyse your judgement of self and others and developing a cosmic perspective.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 785 KB
  • Print Length: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Point Blank Classics (9 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G5I4IEK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Brilliant book, it will change your life for good

12 people found this helpful.
 on 3 March 2017
By agapephileo777
Brilliant book, it will change your life for good. only wish I had of come across this book thirty years ago.

Background and context

7 people found this helpful.
 on 25 November 2015
By E. L. Wisty
Rather than being a commentary on Marcus, the focus of this book is rather very much in the opposite direction, that is to say, Pierre Hadot mostly examines Stoicism in general and then indicates via choice quotations how Marcus Aurelius in his writings adheres to the tenets of the school. Much is given over to Epictetus in particular, as being a huge influence on Marcus, and Hadot subsequently explores his categorisation of three “disciplines” of Stoicism, namely “assent”, “desire” and “action”.

classic

2 people found this helpful.
 on 15 May 2016
By tallmanbaby
The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor (he featured briefly in the film Gladiator played by Richard Harris) is one of the classic works of personal philosophy.

A Work of Genius

3 people found this helpful.
 on 4 August 2016
By Riley Hume
Written simply and succinctly, Aurelius manages to tackle the timeless problems of Man with such wisdom and conviction that every time you pause reading, the world itself changes. Every sentence is without pretensions and works efficiently to discuss topics ranging from the unity of life, to the inevitability of death, and provides constant wisdom without needless discussion of meaningless topics as philosophers often do. This is a book I would recommend to everybody, from layman to academic. The language is very clear and easy to understand, though some words may need to be looked up in the dictionary to understand; even then the definition is usually easy to understand from context alone.

As relevant today as it was in ancient Rome

 on 28 January 2018
By John Castleford
Seneca may have lived two millennia ago, but his surviving correspondence provides a fascinating insight into living life according to Stoic principles can enhance the quality of life by focusing on living life as it is, rather than how we variously imagine how it should be. Because the issues that frustrate, challenge and inspire us were also of interest to Seneca, his corpus of over 120 epistles — Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium —to his life-long friend Lucilius, an administrator, possibly governor in Sicily, have a genuinely timeless quality. Some 65 are reproduced here in Volume 1.

You like the Stoics … dive into this book

One person found this helpful.
 on 21 September 2016
By Philippe Bailleur
What I like about this book:

Great book

2 people found this helpful.
 on 8 November 2017
By IG
I read a page or two daily from this book. Lots of wise and interesting little quotes and such. In old English so can be hard to understand sometimes.

Why worry, we are all going to die soon.

2 people found this helpful.
 on 29 December 2017
By Mr. M. Green
But in his lighter moments he drops the “soon”. Plenty of good advice about not worrying about what others thing of you. Fame isn’t worth a candle.

I read a couple of pages every day. have …

4 people found this helpful.
 on 16 August 2017
By Amazon Customer
I read a couple of pages every day. have done for years. Give it a try, I promise it will help you prioritise the important things in life.
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