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Marcus Aurelius

Meditations

Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 Stoic philosophy books of the Meditations in 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 first book was written when he was campaigning against the Quadi on the river Granova and the second book was written at Carnuntum.
It is unlikely that Marcus Aurelius ever intended the writings to be published and the work has no official title, so “Meditations” is one of several titles commonly assigned to the collection. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length from one sentence to long paragraphs.
251 printed pages
Copyright owner
Arcturus Digital
Original publication
2017
Publication year
2017
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Quotes

  • Marcin Grotahas quoted3 months ago
    The highest good of man is consciously to work with God for the common good, and this is the sense in which the Stoic tried to live in accord with nature.
  • Marcin Grotahas quoted3 months ago
    hn. was the Stoic idea of Virtue.
  • Marcin Grotahas quoted3 months ago
    Zeno, the founder of Stoicism, was born in Cyprus at some date unknown, but his life may be said roughly to be between the years 350 and 250 B.C.

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