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ISBN-10: 1541673867
ISBN-13: 9781541673861
Publisher: Basic Books
Publish Date: 08/30/2022
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.47" W, 1.10" H

Meditations: The Annotated Edition

Editor: Robin Waterfield

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Price: $18.99

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This definitive annotated translation of Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations is an insightful look into the mind of Ancient Rome’s sixteenth emperor.

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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180 CE) was the sixteenth emperor of Rome–and by far the most powerful man in the world. Yet he was also an intensely private person, with a rich interior life and one of the wisest minds of his generation. He collected his thoughts in notebooks, gems that have come to be called his Meditations. Never intended for publication, the work has proved an inexhaustible source of wisdom and one of the most important Stoic texts of all time. In often passionate language, the entries range from one-line aphorisms to essays, from profundity to bitterness. This annotated edition offers the definitive translation of this classic and much beloved text, with copious notes from world-renowned classics expert Robin Waterfield. It illuminates one of the greatest works of popular philosophy for new readers and enriches the understanding of even the most devoted Stoic.

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"The new edition by Robin Waterfield, a British classics scholar, has much to recommend it. The prose is wonderfully sober and taut, the choices felicitous....The volume's stand-out feature is its wide-ranging set of footnotes, offering assistance to novice readers, insights that will intrigue specialists, and reformulations that clarify Marcus' thoughts."–Wall Street Journal
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Details

ISBN-10: 1541673867
ISBN-13: 9781541673861
Publisher: Basic Books
Publish Date: 08/30/2022
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.47" W, 1.10" H
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