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By: Marcus Aurelius (121-180)

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius Meditations

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor and philosopher who wrote Meditations; insights which were considered to give the meaning of life. The book was not written with the intent to be published. It offers a noteworthy chain of challenging situations which are a reflection on spirituality and enumerate the struggle to understand oneself and one's role in the universe. Written in the style of a journal, Meditations emphasizes that life in this world is short. Aurelius was a stoic philosopher who had influenced the thoughts of many leaders in his time...

Book cover Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

The Meditations is divided into 12 books that chronicle different periods of Marcus' life. Each book is not in chronological order and it was written for no one but himself. The style of writing that permeates the text is one that is simplified, straightforward, and perhaps reflecting Marcus' Stoic perspective on the text. Depending on the English translation, Marcus' style is not viewed as anything regal or belonging to royalty, but rather a man among other men which allows the reader to relate to his wisdom...

Book cover (German) Mark Aurels Selbstgespräche

Der Stoiker Marc Aurel regierte von 161 bis 180 das römische Reich. In seinen Selbstgesprächen (Τὰ εἰς ἑαυτόν, wörtlich "an sich selbst") untersucht er seinen Charakter, seine Handlungen und seine Umwelt. Er entwickelt Ideen für ein besseres Leben.

Book cover (Spanish) Meditaciones

El emperador romano Marco Aurelio además de ser recordado por su buen gobierno, ha pasado a la posteridad por esta obra singularísima y casi única en su clase. Publicado con diversos nombres a lo largo de la historia: Meditaciones, Soliloquios, Pensamientos, o Los 12 libros de Marco Aurelio, y considerado una de las mejores obras jamás escritas, este texto recoge reflexiones muy diversas sobre la vida, los placeres, la naturaleza, el dominio de uno mismo, los deberes del gobierno, los sinsabores de la vida e incluso la actitud hacia la plaga que azotó el imperio en aquellos días y que finalmente fue la causa de su muerte...


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