Written in Greek without any intention of publication, this book offers spiritual reflections & exercises developed by the author, as the leader who struggled to understand himself & make sense of the universe. It covers topics such as: the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods, & Aurelius's own emotions
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Martin Hammond's translation of Marcus Aurelius'Meditations, like hisIliadandOdyssey, is the work of an unusually gifted translator, and one who understands the value added by careful attention to supplementary material. He writes natural English, direct and often eloquent; the text is well supported by effective notes and a characteristically thorough and well-planned index; Diskin Clay supplies a useful introduction. This is a fine volume
Greece & Rome Journal||Marcus is well served by this new translation. Hammond has a pithy turn of phrase to match the emperor's own . . . His notes abound in helpful explanation and illuminating cross-reference. Diskin Clay contributes a sparkling and sympathetic introduction. The combination of introduction, translation and notes is as good as they get
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