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Marcus Aurelius (0121–0180)

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Born in Rome, in 121, Marcus Aurelius was one of the most respected emperors in Roman history. When he was 17, Aurelius was adopted by emperor Antonius Pius and succeeded him in A.D. 161. He ruled jointly with his adoptive brother, Lucius Verus, until 169, when he became sole emperor after Verus mehr anzeigen died. Although Aurelius was a humanitarian ruler, he accepted the view that Christians were the enemies of Rome. Aurelius was dovoted to the Stoic philosophy. Meditations, his spiritual reflections, is considered a classic work of stoicism. Written in Greek, the work comprises of twelve books and records his innermost thoughts. Meditations is his only surviving work. Aurelius died in 180 while prosecuting war against the Marcomanni who lived along the northern limits of the Roman Empire. After his death Aurelius was idealized as the perfect emperor whose reign contrasted sharply with the disastrous period before him and the reigns that followed. (Bowker Author Biography) weniger anzeigen
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Werke von Marcus Aurelius

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Marcus Aurelius - Meditations (1916) 308 Exemplare
Meditations [abridged] (1995) 226 Exemplare
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 2 (2020) — Mitwirkender — 64 Exemplare
Marcus Aurelius in Love (2007) 28 Exemplare
Kendime Düsünceler (2005) 23 Exemplare
Contro le lusinghe del mondo (2009) 7 Exemplare
Iseendale (2021) 7 Exemplare
La libertà interiore (2007) 6 Exemplare
Meditations : Enchiridion (1970) 6 Exemplare
Pensées - Livres VII-XII (2007) 5 Exemplare
Meditaciones (2020) 5 Exemplare
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Självbetraktelser (2021) 4 Exemplare
A sí mismo (2007) 3 Exemplare
Gânduri către sine însuşi (2011) 3 Exemplare
Meditations. Books 1-6 (2013) 3 Exemplare
Meditaciones (2002) 2 Exemplare
In semet ipsum 2 Exemplare
Meditations Made Simple (2018) 2 Exemplare
Ad se ipsum libri XII (2012) 2 Exemplare
Pensées: Livres II à IV (2008) 2 Exemplare
La sabiduria de marco aurelio (1994) 2 Exemplare
Til meg selv (2021) 2 Exemplare
Epistole 1 Exemplar
Samomu sebi (2001) 1 Exemplar
[No title] 1 Exemplar
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Pensées: Livres VII-XII (2016) 1 Exemplar
Samom sebi 1 Exemplar
Ricordi 1 Exemplar
apanta 1 / άπαντα 1 (2006) 1 Exemplar
Mark Aurels Meditationen (2016) 1 Exemplar
Pensieri 1 Exemplar
Los estoicos 1 Exemplar
Pensées pour soi (2018) 1 Exemplar
Suy Tưởng 1 Exemplar
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Epictet 1 Exemplar
التأملات 1 Exemplar
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Meditations? in Ancient History (Juni 2016)


Didn't finish the whole thing for various reason but got the idea from the first few books. Mostly just repeating basic ideas about right living that are never specified, how people shouldn't complain about their lives because it's right that they're where they are. It was philosophy of acceptance but without any details that made it interesting and with nothing to say to someone who's in a crappy place. Just dull, repetitive and doesn't say anything interesting.
tombomp | 141 weitere Rezensionen | Oct 31, 2023 |
A man once told me that philosophy is where good thinking and good writing goes to die. And for about 95% of all philosophy books I have read, he is correct. This however falls into that 5% that actually has something to contribute. Recommended.
everettroberts | 141 weitere Rezensionen | Oct 20, 2023 |
libhome | 141 weitere Rezensionen | Sep 29, 2023 |
"Meditations" is a collection of aphorisms, musings, quotes, and, essentially, diary entries from a Roman emperor who would have been one of Plato's Philosopher-Kings. Concerned greatly with his philosophy (a Stoicism mixed with other influences) and how he should live his life, these are essentially notes and reflections meant for himself. As such, it must be admitted that there is quite a lot of repetition here. In some sense that is actually not bad: it becomes quite obvious that Marcus Aurelius struggled often and greatly to live up to the values and ethics he believed in.

Note: this is not the kind of book you sit down and read through, but rather pick through over days. If you do try to just run through it the above-mentioned repetition will somewhat ruin it.
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dcunning11235 | 141 weitere Rezensionen | Aug 12, 2023 |



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