Written In Greek, Without Any Intention Of Publication, By The Only Roman Emperor Who Was Also A Philosopher, The Meditations Of Marcus Aurelius AD 121 180 Offer A Remarkable Series Of Challenging Spiritual Reflections And Exercises Developed As The Emperor Struggled To Understand Himself And Make Sense Of The Universe Ranging From Doubt And Despair To Conviction And Exaltation, They Cover Such Diverse Topics As The Nature Of Moral Virtue, Human Rationality, Divine Providence, And Marcus Own Emotions But While The Meditations Were Composed To Provide Personal Consolation And Encouragement, In Developing His Beliefs Marcus Aurelius Also Created One Of The Greatest Of All Works Of Philosophy A Timeless Collection Of Extended Meditations And Short Aphorisms That Has Been Consulted And Admired By Statesmen, Thinkers And Readers Through The Centuries.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus often referred to as the wise was Emperor of the Roman Empire from 161 to his death in 180 He was the last of the Five Good Emperors , and is also considered one of theimportant Stoic philosophers His two decades as emperor were marked by near continual warfare He was faced with a series of invasions from German tribes, and by conflicts with the Parthian Empire in the east His reign also had to deal with an internal revolt in the east, led by Avidius Cassius.Marcus Aurelius work Meditations, written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, is still revered as a literary monument to a government of service and duty and has been praised for its exquisite accent and its infinite tenderness.
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- 04 February 2019 Marcus Aurelius