Offers A Range Of Spiritual Reflections And Exercises Developed As The Leader Struggled To Understand Himself And Make Sense Of The Universe. This Book Covers Diverse Topics Such As The Question Of Virtue, Human Rationality, The Nature Of The Gods And Emotions.
|Uitgever:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Plaats van publicatie:||01|
|NUR:||Geschiedenis van de filosofie|
|Afmetingen:||168 x 175 x 39|
Offers a range of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. This book covers diverse topics such as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods and emotions.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius Antoninus, 121-180. was adopted by the emperor Antoninus Pius and succeeded him in 161 (as joint emperor with adoptive brother Lucius Verus). He ruled alone from 169. He spent much of his reign in putting down variou rebellions, and was a persecutor of Christians. His fame rest, above all, on his Meditations, a series of reflections, strongly influenced by Epictetus, which represent a Stoic outlook on life. He died in 180 and was succeed by his natural son, thus ending the period of the adoptive emperors.Diskin Clay is Professor of Classical Studies at Duke University and has published widely in the area of Ancient Greek Philosophy.Martin Hammond is Head Master of Tonbridge School and has translated Homer's Iliad for Penguin Classics.
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