An edition of Meditations (1626)

Meditations

A New Translation, With An Introduction, By Gregory Hays

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An edition of Meditations (1626)

Meditations

A New Translation, With An Introduction, By Gregory Hays

  • 3.96 ·
  • 106 Ratings
  • 1245 Want to read
  • 112 Currently reading
  • 139 Have read

Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations remains profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life.

Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made the Meditations required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. For anyone who struggles to reconcile the demands of leadership with a concern for personal integrity and spiritual well-being, the Meditations remains as relevant now as it was two thousand years ago.

In Gregory Hays’s new translation—the first in thirty-five years—Marcus’s thoughts speak with a new immediacy. In fresh and unencumbered English, Hays vividly conveys the spareness and compression of the original Greek text. Never before have Marcus’s insights been so directly and powerfully presented.

With an Introduction that outlines Marcus’s life and career, the essentials of Stoic doctrine, the style and construction of the Meditations, and the work’s ongoing influence, this edition makes it possible to fully rediscover the thoughts of one of the most enlightened and intelligent leaders of any era.

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Publisher
Modern Library
Language
English
Pages
256

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Cover of: Meditations (Penguin Classics)
Meditations (Penguin Classics)
October 31, 2006, Penguin Classics
Cover of: Meditations
Meditations: A New Translation, With An Introduction, By Gregory Hays
May 6, 2003, Modern Library
Paperback in English
Cover of: Selbstbetrachtungen.
Selbstbetrachtungen.
January 1, 2001, Kröner
Hardcover in German
Cover of: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
August 1997, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio cassette in English
Cover of: Marci Aurelii Antonini ad seipsum libri XII
Marci Aurelii Antonini ad seipsum libri XII
1987, Teubner
in Ancient Greek - 2., verbesserte Aufl.
Cover of: Meditations.
Meditations.
1949, Regnery
Cover of: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to himself.
Cover of: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to himself
Cover of: The Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Cover of: The thoughts of the Emperor M. Aurelius Antoninus

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First Sentence

"Her reverence for the divine, her generosity, her inability not only to do wrong but even to conceived of doing it."

Classifications

Library of Congress
B580

Contributors

Translator
Gregory Hays
Introduction
Gregory Hays

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
256
Dimensions
7.9 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
Weight
5.6 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8020853M
ISBN 10
0812968255
ISBN 13
9780812968255
Library Thing
15945
Goodreads
1168191

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